Multnomah Falls

Historic Site, Scenic Lookout, and Trail
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  • Toby L.
    "steep and lots of switchbacks."(6 Tips)
    Anna J.
    "Hike the 1.2miles scenic trail to the top and go wow."(50 Tips)
    Long C.
    "Hike up the trail, just 1mi and lots of waterfalls!"(20 Tips)
    Raffy L.
    "Wear comfort clothes, hiking shoes, and of course bottle water."(3 Tips)
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  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChaitDecember 15, 2014
    Always worth a quick hike for some misty views. Beware, lots of people and you’ll likely get wet standing near the base of the falls. But great photos and spending time outdoors makes it worthwhile!
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessAugust 10, 2015
    Avoid the crazy traffic on east 30 by parking at the lower lot at Wahkeena Falls. Hike the ,2 miles to see Wahkeena and then enjoy the easy .5 mile hike to Multnomah
  • Kae  ® ♛.
    Multnomah Falls is The falls drops in two major steps between the two so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 189 m Multnomah is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon
  • Priscilla L.
    Priscilla LeungNovember 5, 2014
    The hype is real. This is only a 30-40min drive from Portland and so worth it. Go on the early side if you want to beat the crowds and don't forget to hike the trails behind the falls themselves.
  • Fefanator E.
    Fefanator EpicnessFebruary 9, 2016
    Beautiful place. I was in awe all the time I was there; the pictures look amazing. They have a cute little museum and shop, you should check that out.
  • Toby L.
    Toby LorencJune 25, 2015
    Totally worth the trip - the hike to the top of the falls is steep and lots of switchbacks. Harder than I thought it would be, but it's free (unless you get trapped buying something in the gift shop)
  • Jenn Y.
    Jenn YFebruary 5, 2013
    Spectacular waterfall hike all year round. Take the hike up to the waterfall. Oh nature, you are so wonderful. So very worth the trip.
  • Del B.
    Del BallSeptember 16, 2014
    Be Sure to visit during the week, very crowded on the weekend. There is a snack shop around the backside of the other snack vendors that serves great hot dogs, hard-to-find but is there.
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 23, 2011
    This waterfall is stunning! Another great spot to hike or jog (1 mile up the mountain to the top of the waterfall) in lieu of a gym workout. The sweat and the view is worth it...
  • Didi C.
    Didi CApril 8, 2015
    Breathtaking. Photos just don't do it justice. Be prepared to battle the crowds though. If the lot right off I-84 is full, drive to next exit and take the scenic route back for additional parking.
  • Raffy L.
    Raffy Luna-VasquezAugust 26, 2013
    Wear comfort clothes, hiking shoes, and of course bottle water. It takes 1 and 3/4 miles to reach the top of the falls. It is worth to see stunning view.
  • Christina D.
    Christina DMay 31, 2013
    Really incredibly beautiful falls! The hike to the top is steep and a bit challenging but worth the view. Make sure to wear good shoes, very slippery in spots.
  • Aly B.
    Aly BullingtonOctober 31, 2011
    Park at Kaweah Falls then walk the half mile trail to Multnomah. Easier to find parking, and a very short and very pretty trail.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CarollaAugust 12, 2013
    If you happen to be there in the early afternoon, be sure and hit up the Brunch buffet at the Lodge. Awesome selection of breakfast/lunch/seafood, etc.!
  • Roy B.
    Roy BrittonDecember 3, 2016
    How can you not give this a great rating? Easy minimal hike, beautiful views. Let it mist on you, it was chilly but wonderful.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuAugust 4, 2016
    It's such a beautiful (and strenuous) hike! Multiple routes with cool waterfall air. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds.
  • Titus M.
    Titus MathewAugust 18, 2013
    Incredibly amazing, very scenic - surprised at the crowds for a Monday. But a must see when in the Portland area.
  • Alaa S.
    Alaa ShakerAugust 28, 2014
    Great views, beautiful photos, and you don't need to hike for any of that. It gets even better if you do. Must see if you're in the area!
  • Loveland L.
    Loveland LocalJanuary 15, 2013
    One of Oregon's most famous waterfalls, I suggest combining this with a drive up the Old Cascade Hwy and a visit to the picturesque town of Hood River.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 14, 2016
    Beautiful views and photo opps. The trail to the top is long, but it's worth hiking a little of it to see some great overlooks.
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GridleyMay 13, 2013
    One of my favorite places in the world. The hike to the top, while difficult, is worth the effort. Sadly I only get to see it about twice a year. :-(
  • Trina U.
    Trina UnzickerAugust 3, 2013
    The hike to the bridge near the Falls is easy and worthwhile – may take you less time than finding a parking space!
  • Rachel
    RachelJuly 7, 2016
    This kind of beauty is rarely so accessible, so expect crowds until you get well away from the base. The whole area is gorgeous though and basically Rivendell.
  • John K.
    John KhuuJune 21, 2016
    Gorgeous waterfall. Weekends will get really nutty and become a tourist trap. Highly recommend at least seeing it once in your life.
  • Rai V.
    Rai VenneOctober 12, 2011
    The view from the bridge is easy enough for most people to reach. The best view is from the top, but you need some stamina to get there (and back down).
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniJuly 24, 2015
    The bridge is really easy to get to and makes for some great photos, but can you climb all the switchbacks to the top?
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtAugust 24, 2014
    Go all the way to the top. Amazing view from above. Try to time your visit to sunset.
  • Tina Y.
    Tina YimOctober 19, 2016
    Avoid the crazy traffic on east 30 by parking at the lower lot at Wahkeena Falls. Hike the ,2 miles to see Wahkeena and then enjoy the easy .5 mile hike to Multnomah
  • Ammon C.
    Ammon CluffAugust 6, 2014
    Everything is good here except the crowd. Come early to avoid it. Like 7 am. Really beautiful hikes. I'll be coming back.
  • Al B.
    Al B.March 3, 2016
    Any season, any weather, it's always worth the time and effort to enjoy the beautiful views here! Plus gift shop :P
  • Player01
    Player01June 27, 2011
    One of the highest waterfalls in the country (624 ft). It's spectacular, and well laid out for visitors. Just watch for the LEFT exit on the hwy. Read more
  • Leiah N.
    Leiah NhemOctober 30, 2013
    Great photo opportunity. Restaurant next to the falls is a nice respite and has a great view of the falls.
  • Samantha D.
    Samantha DeMarsJune 6, 2013
    Take time on your walk, it's not a long hike. Also make sure to go in any season. It's beautiful no matter what time of the year.
  • Rbrt G.
    Rbrt GrovesMarch 28, 2013
    When leaving, don't just get back on the freeway. Head West on the old highway for more falls and some great pictures of the Vista House and surrounding hills.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChanJuly 7, 2013
    Parking at the falls is limited. Park on the side of the road prior to the falls and make the short hike over.
  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 8, 2014
    Absolutely beautiful. Make the hike to the top, you will not regret it
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RiggsDecember 25, 2015
    The nature waterfalls go early summer is best more light out although winter it has beautiful icicle formations
  • Jill P.
    Jill PSeptember 7, 2012
    Really pretty falls with an easy walk up to some overlook bridges that will make you feel accomplished.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SongJune 10, 2013
    Hike was worth it but thats just because the hike itself is pretty interesting. The view at the top is pretty crappy actually. Unfortunately you cannot see most of the falls from the top.
  • Dulce B.
    Dulce BautistaMarch 22, 2014
    Dress warm! (March 2014). It's a short walk from the parking lot and there's a nice gift shop and visitor center.
  • Sissy L.
    Sissy LaraeApril 12, 2016
    Absolutely worth that hike! You might be sore but once at the top you will be happy you made the trip!
  • Marni H.
    Marni Huebner-TiborskyOctober 16, 2012
    Lots of spray and mist. Dress appropriately and wear good hiking shoes.
  • Kadrian A.
    Kadrian AlvarengaAugust 6, 2010
    At the top check out the larch mountain trail where you can find another smaller waterfall. If you get ballsy you can go to the base of it. Or so I've heard . . .
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GulbransonAugust 9, 2011
    Be aware that there is alot of poison oak along the paths. Keep an eye on little ones & pets.
  • Mr. Top Shelf
    Mr. Top ShelfMay 6, 2011
    Beautiful peaceful place, wish they had more places like this. Make sure u challenge yourself to make it to the stop of Multnomah Falls.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesDecember 30, 2014
    Beautiful. Hike the 1.2miles scenic trail to the top and go wow.
  • Joe M.
    Joe Murphy LibrarianNovember 23, 2014
    take the hike all the way to the summit - long but worth it. wait for the blowing leaves and mist to surround you
  • Alex E.
    Alex EscamillaMarch 15, 2015
    Good coffee, but really just here for the views. Beautiful falls are right off the freeway.
  • GNTLMN
    GNTLMNFebruary 19, 2014
    Breathtaking waterfalls 35 minutes outside of downtown Portland. Several other waterfalls along the way too. http://www.oregon.com/attractions/multnomah_falls
  • DANGER T.
    DANGER TAMSeptember 1, 2014
    Go park at the rest area off of I-84 and take the pedestrian underpass to get to the waterfall. An easier way to get back on the highway once you're done.
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