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Multnomah Falls Loop

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 4.8 (26) 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 26 votes

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

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Oct 27, 2019
Private User
Aug 1, 2019
Erik Lillestol
10h 03m
Aug 1, 2019
Elora Pliska
4.8mi
Jul 24, 2019
Lou Guajardo
Jul 21, 2019
Manning Schmidt
4 people 1 dog. Took exactly 4 hrs for the complete loop from the lodge. And that included time to stop and ice an irritated IT band. 4.8mi — 4h 00m
Jul 6, 2019
ALLISON Frazier
4.7mi — 2h 15m
Jun 25, 2019
Debbie Yum
Jun 16, 2019
John Campbell
Super enjoyable! 5mi — 8h 45m