punch bowl falls

Unfortunately most of the swimming spots near Portland get pretty crowded in the summer, especially on hot weekends, which is probably when most of you are planning to go out. I will try not to add to many more places that get super crowded because I know no one likes crowds. That said, punch bowl falls is one of the most popular ones, but not for no good reason. This is a great hike to a swimming hole. The trail is about 2 miles to the waterfall, and there is a nice rocky beach to set up on near the river.