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gem icon Multnomah Falls

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This is the most visited recreation site in the entire PNW... Over 2 million people a year visit these majestic falls, and who can blame them? Multnomah Falls plummets over 620 feet in two sections and is the second highest waterfall in the United States.

The falls are fed by underground springs originating at Larch Mountain. Of course, the flow varies from season to season, year to year. However, it's historically highest during Spring and Winter.

In addition to the beauty of the falls, you'll find the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge, which features a restaurant, bar, and snack bar. Public bathrooms are available, and the visitor center, Lodge, and facilities are all fully accessible.

Short Hike: The 1.2 mile trail to the top of Multnomah Falls is a steep trail of switch backs climbing approximately 600 feet to the top of the falls. If you're up for a longer journey, take the Larch Mountain Trail #441 (6 miles) to the top of Larch Mountain. The views are stunning from there.

From Portland, travel east on I-84. Take Exit 31 (Multnomah Falls) and park at the obvious parking area.

Family Friendly: Great hike for the entire family!

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Apr 26, 2018
Brennan Harms
Tons of tourists
Aug 22, 2017
Tami Polson
Aug 17, 2017
Mark Horsfield
Aug 16, 2017
Glenn Stallings
Great hike
Jul 16, 2017
Micki Selvitella
Better & not as crowded as I thought it would be.
Jul 7, 2017
Zachary Westfall
Jun 4, 2017
Braeden Howard
Quick elevation gain, good hike to get your heart pumping if you don't hike slowly. Beautiful view!
May 28, 2017
Jeff Hutchison
Lots of switchbacks. Well worth it

Nearby Trails

Stevenson, WA
7.1 mi 11.5 km Stevenson, WA
All Clear
Some Mud - Mostly dry. Mud around falls and up near top. Rocks could be slick. Overall in good condition. Snow free!
24 days ago
Cascade Locks, OR
6.2 mi 10.1 km Cascade Locks, OR
Bridal Veil, OR
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Bad / Closed
Closed for fire repair, possibly mid summer park ranger said
57 days ago
12.9 mi 20.8 km
Eagle Creek Trail #440
Cascade Locks, OR
12.9 mi 20.8 km Cascade Locks, OR
All Clear
Dry, Mostly Dry: Mostly a dry trail very well marked. Minor creek crossings around the 8-9 mile mark going up toward Wahtum Lake.
51 days ago
Cascade Locks, OR
11.7 mi 18.8 km Cascade Locks, OR
Bad / Closed
78 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
Munra Point Trail
Cascade Locks, OR
1.1 mi 1.8 km Cascade Locks, OR
Cascade Locks, OR
149.2 mi 240.0 km Cascade Locks, OR
8.6 mi 13.8 km
Oneonta Trail #424
Bridal Veil, OR
8.6 mi 13.8 km Bridal Veil, OR
Bad / Closed
Trail closed indefinitely due to the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.
59 days ago
Government Camp, OR
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2.2 mi 3.6 km
Wahkeena Trail #420
Bridal Veil, OR
2.2 mi 3.6 km Bridal Veil, OR
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