Multnomah Falls

Multnomah County, Oregon

4.1/5
based on 34 reviews

Details

Distance

2.61 miles

Elevation Gain

1214 ft

Description

Added by Michael Matti

See the beautiful Multnomah Falls with just a few hundred foot walk. If you can, come early or late to avoid the crowds.

Anytime you're visiting the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon it is worth making a quick stop at Multnomah Falls. The parking lot is right by the road and the waterfall is right by the parking lot. Its is only a few hundred feet walk on an even paved surface to reach the main viewpoint. There are other options if you wish to hike near Multnomah. There is a 2.6 mile roundtrip hike to a viewpoint above the falls. There is also a beautiful 4.9 mile loop hike that goes to a few other waterfalls in the area.

Regardless of if you plan to hike further, Multnomah Falls is a definite must see in the Gorge. It can be seen in any season and changes drastically from the vibrant greens of spring to the colors of fall to the snow of winter. Each season provides a new photographic opportunity.

Be sure to go early or come late as this is a very popular stop and can become quite crowded.

There is the lodge and visitors center there which offers a coffee bar, restaurant, and restrooms.

Location coordinates: 45.57758 -122.117

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Features

Photography
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

A staple for PNW. Whenever someone new comes to town I take them here! It’s a perfect introduction to what PNW views are like. It’s in perfect driving distance to the Vista House where you can also get a great view of the gorge. Stop by Eastwind Drive-In for a great burger afterwards

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The view from the lower viewpoint is decent, but the higher you go, the thinner the crowds get. Benson Bridge is a good spot, and there are several spots along the series of 11 switchbacks after BB.

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