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4.8 mile 7.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,554' 474 m
Descent: -1,510' -460 m
High: 1,517' 462 m
Low: 65' 20 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Matthew King

A hike to see five waterfalls starting at the largest and ending with the second largest.

Matthew King

Features Waterfall

Family Friendly Visitor center, gift shops, picture spots, and food.

Overview

A gorgeous and moderate 5-mile, 5 waterfall hike!

Need to Know

The smell of cinnamon buns at the visitor center will entice you! These make an excellent post-hike treat, but they go fast which necessitates an early morning.

Description

The route starts at the base of the largest waterfall, Multnomah Falls. From there, you'll make your way across the bridge and start the journey up. You'll begin a 1-mile climb, moving through 11 tough, steep switchbacks that lead to the top of Multnomah Falls using the Larch Mountain Trail #441.

At the top of the main falls, continue along the marked trail which runs alongside the gorgeous, lush, Degobah-esque Multnomah Creek, over a beautiful stone bridge, and past the second waterfall, Dutchman Falls, around the 1.75 mile mark. At the 2 mile mark, you can explore the third waterfall, Wiesendanger Falls.

Continue the trail through a steeper section and continue the climb by taking the Wahkeena Trail #420 through some forested areas. At the 3-mile mark, start your descent by continuing on the Wahkeena Trail #420 which zig-zags over Wahkeena Creek. An alternate route could be Vista Point Trail which meets up with Wahkeena Trail #420 near the aptly name Fairy Falls, the fourth waterfall.

Continue the descent and end the your hike at the second largest falls, Wahkeena Falls.

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Apr 28, 2019
Raia Peavy
We took the Angels Rest Trail to the top and back and it was Amazing! Super pretty but definitely busy.
Mar 16, 2019
Carina Zevely
Before it happened, they looked so happy. 4.8mi — 9h 30m
Feb 16, 2019
Rachel Robinson
6mi
Feb 2, 2019
Ray Madero
hike with the girls 4.8mi
Jan 9, 2019
Cristina Monaco
4.8mi
Dec 15, 2018
Calvin Nickoley
6.5mi
Dec 7, 2018
Josh Jones

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  4.8 from 19 votes

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This trail is closed until at least September 2018 due to the Eagle Creek Fire of 2017. fs.usda.gov/alerts/crgnsa/a… Jan 7, 2018
Please correct the spelling to "MULTNOMAH" - it is NOT Multanonomah (there is no "a" between the "t" and the "n")!!! Jan 7, 2018

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