The Columbia River Gorge Sights

Multnomah Falls

  • 53000 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy. Map It
  • Bridal Veil
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

A 620-foot-high double-decker torrent, the second-highest year-round waterfall in the nation, Multnomah is by far the most spectacular of the Gorge cataracts east of Troutdale. You can access the falls and Multnomah Lodge via a parking lot at Exit 31 off Iā€“84, or via the Historic Columbia River Highway; from the parking area, a paved path winds to a bridge over the lower falls. A much steeper, though paved, 1.1-mile trail climbs to a viewing point overlooking the upper falls, and from here, unpaved but well-groomed trails join with others, allowing for as much as a full day of hiking in the mountains above the Gorge, if you're up for some serious but scenic trekking. Even the paved ramble to the top is fairly strenuous, but worth it to avoid the crowds that swarm the lower falls area in every season.

Sight Information

Address:

53000 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy., 15 miles east of Troutdale, Bridal Veil, Oregon, 97010, United States

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Phone:

503-695ā€“2376

Published 01/25/2016

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