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Multnomah Falls

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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Activities Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
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Handicap Accessible
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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It's Alright

The hike is good for your heart but i feel like it was intermediate not beginner. Straight upwards the whole time and the view wasn't that great to me. The river is amazing for first dates to have picnics at and that was beautiful. But multnomah Falls view is better with a selfie stick or at the bottom.

Worthy of a quick stop

Annoying crowds can ruin an experience at any place, even a waterfall as awesome as this. Go for blue hour/as the sun rises.

Beautiful But Busy

It was a pretty easy hike to a nice waterfall but it was packed! Might try to come right after sunrise for a more peaceful experience.


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