Multnomah Falls

Plummeting 620 feet, in two different sections, Multnomah Falls is the most-visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million visitors each year. 

Fed by underground springs, the flow over the falls varies and is usually highest during the winter and spring months. Multnomah Falls offers one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods. Six flows of Grande Ronde Basalt are visible in the fall’s cliff face, representing more than 400,000 years of geological history.

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    May 14, 2024

    Wow it is magnificent!

    This is right off the highway. Go early as parking is limited. You will walk under the highway using the walkway. And then you see this magnificent amount of water coming down. The power and force is something to behold. There is a nice gift ship and small visitor center with lots of information. Lots of restrooms. There is even a hotel there. But this is something you have to experience.

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    May 10, 2024
    Juidi A

    $20 parking fee or dangerous free parking option.

    Be forewarned! If you want to visit Multnomah Falls by car, you must either park in the lot in the middle of the interstate, braving the left lane exit and re-entry, or pay the ridiculous $20 parking fee that is now being churched by the private Sasquatch Shuttle Service which leases the parking lot that’s right across from the Falls Lodge. The Falls, however, are still as lovely as ever.

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    May 6, 2024


    Very very crowded. The tiny parking lot was full and you had to go 3 miles back to take a shuttle. Even on this rainy very cold day! There is a concession stand, coffee shop, restaurant, and gift shop. Could not get a decent picture for all the people but a very beautiful waterfall not to miss.

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    April 29, 2024

    Amazing Waterfall

    My husband and I stopped to see the falls on our way to our hotel. We parked on the other side of the highway and went across through an underground tunnel to the falls and gift shop. The falls are stunning and so high. I didn’t imagine they were that high when I saw pictures of it. The gift shop is full of beautiful souvenirs for anything in Oregon. Absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend stopping here.

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    March 26, 2024

    Classic Beauty

    Amazingly stunning falls. Easy to get to from Portland. Touristy but not annoyingly so. Great picture spot. Drive to falls from Portland is also stunning.

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