Multnomah Falls Trail

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Multnomah Falls is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Traveling West on Interstate 84, you may access Multnomah Falls via the Historic Columbia River Highway at Exit 35 or you may use the freeway parking lot by taking Exit 31.
If you are traveling East on Interstate 84, you may access Multnomah Falls via the Historic Columbia River Highway at Exit 28 or you may use the freeway parking lot by taking Exit 31
It is recommended that people with disabilities use Exit 28 (traveling East Bound) or Exit 35 (East and West Bound) for direct access to the lodge.
If you are traveling East and would like to see the key waterfall area in the gorge you may take Exit 17 or 18 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway.

OR if you would like to see more waterfalls, take exit 28 and drive east on the Historic Columbia River Highway (AKA E. Crown Point Hwy) until you arrive at Multnomah Falls Lodge. Its a beautiful drive.

http://www.multnomahfallslodge.com/MF%20Lodge%20map.htm

There is a large parking lot, restaurant, visitor center, gift shop, and restrooms.

Multnomah Falls Lodge
on the Columbia Gorge Historic Highway

(503) 695-2376
http://www.multnomahfallslodge.com/

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I would have given this a five star rating if it hadn't been for the massive amounts of people! Albeit, I should not have visited the park on the Saturday before the 4th of July! Such an iconic vista. I will be visiting again in the winter to observe the seasonal changes. The falls are located about 45 minutes east of Portland and are, in my opinion, a must-see while in the area.

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well worth the climb!!

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This is a must see, whether you enjoy it's beauty while sitting in the parking lot, eating in the lodge or from the dizzying top (or all three like I did)! This trail is pretty busy and touristy but as long as your prepared for that, its all and all a nice trail. The trail is VERY well maintained and, from I can remember, paved the majority of the way. There is no wrong season to visit the falls. The inside of the lodge is VERY cozy and nice and they have amazing food!

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Get there early. Lots of tourists. Go past the falls turn off for even more beauty!

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Beautiful scenery and a challenging hike to the top of the Multnomah falls!! Easy to spend an entire day exploring the numerous trails.

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a great hike!!! but going past the top of the falls is the best. more falls as you go up the trail. cutting over to Waukeena falls makes for a great loop!!!

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Hiked the trail twice...in 2002 and again in 2004...so convenient to I-84 and the Portland metro...very picturesque waterfalls.

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One of the best hikes and waterfalls that I have ever seen. A must do when visiting Oregon.

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Yes, it's popular! Yes, it's crowded! But, Multnomah Falls is arguably the best waterfall in the Pacific Northwest. I definitely prefer it to Snoqualmie Falls, but there are some beasts in both Oregon and Washington I have yet to see. This is a hike you have to do! Multnomah, Dutchman, Weisendanger, Ecola and Upper Multnomah Falls are all included on this hike. That's five waterfalls on one hike (cannot beat that) and if you connect to the Wahkeena Falls loop trail you include Wahkeena, Necktie and Fairy Falls into the party. Whenever I hear "Oregon green" I immediately conjure up Multnomah Falls and this hike. The switchbacks are intense yes, but, they are concreted and easy to naviagate (switchbacks on rocky ground is a whole other story and level of fatigue). The scenery is breathtaking all around. Enjoy the different perspectives of all the waterfalls and get out there NOW!

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