Multnomah Falls Trail

Bridal Veil, OR
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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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7 Completed 5 Reviews

As I lived in Vancouver, Wa. this was a spring "dehibernation aka get off my a$$" hike and would do this a few times each month during the few nice months in the PacNW. I would either start at the Multnomah Falls or Wahkeena Falls trailhead and head to the ridgeline and would cross over to either falls depending on which way I was going. The large spring/summer crowds on the Multnomah Falls were rather annoying considering some would push baby strollers up an otherwise narrow trail. When you get past the lookout platform at the top of Multnomah Falls and start heading up the canyon, the crowds start dissipating and the canyon behind the falls offers a beautiful trip up to the ridgeline. The ridgeline between the two falls was VERY well maintained.

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31 Completed 22 Reviews

Did this "must-do" hike in May 2013. Hiked to the top of the falls and up stream a ways. Incredibly beautiful, but really overcrowded.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This was an awesome trail. It is paved the whole way which makes it accessible to those who have troubles with lose materials. The information plaques are a little deceiving. When we hiked it, there were light showers which did not ruin the experience. Beautiful views and breath-taking waterfall.

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8 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail leading to the bridge is closed at both sections of the bridge until repairs can be completed. The popular Wahkeena to Multnomah Falls Loop and the Horsetail Falls to Multnomah Falls Loop are also closed.The bridge at Multnomah Falls - one of Oregon's most popular tourist destinations - will likely be closed several months, officials announced Friday. You can still go to the gift shop and stuff I believe.

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9 Completed 5 Reviews

The obligatory and over-rated Multnomah Falls.

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Sheana Hawes

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6 Completed 5 Reviews

even on a freezing day in January this trail is crowded with tourists. We went only a week before the bridge got hit with a giant boulder and is now currently out of commission. it was a great family trail with paved walk ways and lots of furry friends on leashes.

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20 Completed 12 Reviews

I wont date this hike since I hike it at lease 4-5 times a year. Always one of my favorites since I was a kid. If your looking to get great photo times without a ton of people try and go early morning during the week. Avoid weekends if possible sometimes you will run into tour busses.

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19 Completed 16 Reviews

The most popular falls hike near Portland. Great if its your first time. Hard to take photos without getting photo bombed. You can grab a warm cup of coffee after your hike for the drive home.

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9 Completed 10 Reviews

Lots of people and pretty steep - but really fun on rainy and foggy days

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8 Completed 5 Reviews

We "hiked" this trail on Friday 11/1/13. First trip to Oregon and of course we had to visit the falls - they are truly beautiful and the drive from Portland is scenic and very enjoyable. Being from Colorado we knew that a short hike near sea level wouldn't be too strenuous even though it's mostly uphill - and we were right. The path is paved, and there's not really much to look at along the way. We were disappointed at the view from the top, as you don't get a good vantage point over the top of the falls. It was a nice day though and we needed the exercise, but if you're in a hurry to see more sights, I recommend that you skip this trail. I wish I had read the reviews before hiking it.

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