Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. John Muir
Directions there is easy, google is a good friend.
White River Falls are accessed within White River Falls State Park, located east of Tygh Valley between Maupin and The Dalles. Take Highway 197 south from The Dalles then turn east on Highway 216 (signed for White River Falls and Sherars Bridge). The park is found 4 miles from Highway 197. The trail leads downstream from the parking area to the bottom of the falls.
White River, Tyge Valley Oregon.
Relatively an easy to get to waterfall, signs everywhere. Close to the main road, and relatively safe, unless you venture to the edge. This Water fall is very over rated! There are some water falls you can't do justice with pictures, well, this water fall, picture always seems better than the actual fall. Set your expectations low, or none at all, then you won't be disappointed.
To get to the base.
Reach the bottom of the building to your left, there's a natural stairway. Round about the corner to the pipes and carefully scramble your way to the left. Relatively easy scramble. be careful!
The back of the building from here you can find your way to the base.