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Multnomah Falls Loop

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 4.8 (31) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Point to Point

1,517' 462 m

High

65' 20 m

Low

1,554' 474 m

Up

1,510' 460 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

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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Shared By:

Matthew King

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  4.8 from 31 votes

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Photos

Multnomah Falls - 620ft of raw water power...
Jan 22, 2016 near Bridal…, OR
Wahkeena Falls
Jul 2, 2015 near Bridal…, OR
Mutnomah
Mar 20, 2019 near Bridal…, OR
Weisendanger Falls
May 4, 2016 near Bridal…, OR
Lower Wahkeena Fall
Jul 2, 2015 near Bridal…, OR
Wahkeena Falls
Jul 2, 2015 near Bridal…, OR

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Aug 30, 2021
Jessalyn Liu
Jul 27, 2021
Brad Miller
4.8mi
Jul 7, 2021
Carey Smith
Jul 4, 2021
Naresh G
May 12, 2021
Zachary Duris
4.8mi
May 9, 2021
Thomas Horn
4.8mi — 2h 30m
Jan 17, 2021
cssmithcole
Jan 9, 2021
Annika Jacobson
Very fun!!! And only crowded up to the lookout of the falls 5.8mi