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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    February 10, 2024
    PH2003

    Worth stopping!

    Waterfalls was one thing I was excited to see in the PNW and this one didn’t disappoint. Even in the off-season, I’d recommend getting there as early as you can because parking is in short supply. We got there around 10am and parked just fine at both Wahkeena Falls and Multnomah Falls, but when we left there were a lot of cars waiting for parking spots to open up. It also is pretty chilly in February, so don’t forget a jacket and a hat. As you get close to the falls, you get a lot of the mist on your face and that gets cold if you’re not used to the weather.

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    January 23, 2024
    Alicia D

    Absolutely Amazing!

    If you’re a nature lover, you will truly enjoy Multnomah Falls. The waterfall is easy to get to and the parking is convenient as well. The hike up to the bridge is not bad at all. Lots of good photo ops too! There is also a restaurant which was very good and a souvenir shop. Absolutely loved this experience, Highly recommend!

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    January 5, 2024
    Joseph R

    Majestic

    We almost didn't go because of how touristy this place gets, and on top of that if you miss the turn to get in here, you're going to have to drive a really long ways to turn around and come back. Also, if you're a military veteran, parking is free, just FYI. The falls were grand and majestic, and we spent about 2 hours here just taking it in. There's a bathroom, gift shop and some snacks here. I know the crowd and the minusha to get here might seem like too much, but it was definitely worth it.

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    December 16, 2023
    Katie B

    Beautiful view. Easy access. Beware of crime in area.

    Stunning waterfall! Easy access to lower level from parking area directly off the interstate via an under-roadway tunnel. Be VERY aware of crime in the area and at least lock your vehicles. We thwarted a group of thieves breaking into our truck because we were able to see them from elevation looking across the highway. Husband was able to activate the alarm and they scattered to their vehicle and took off down the interstate.

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    November 9, 2023
    michaelteemsjr

    Beautiful in all Seasons

    This waterfall is beautiful year round. I went in winter and there was plenty of snow and ice around the falls. It’s easily accessible year round.

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