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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    June 12, 2024

    Majestic Views!

    Gorgeous, fascinating forest! 3 hour tour to several waterfalls & the Columbia River Gorge. Spectacular scenery. Cool air & majestic vistas. A must do. Very curvy roads so if you have motion sickness, not ideal.

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    June 7, 2024

    Beautiful Waterfall!

    Multnomah Falls is a must see! Only 30 minutes from Portland airport. If you go between 9-6 pm there is a timed entry starting the end of May. Cost $2 for parking. We got to the parking lot at 7 am on May 28th, there was only one other car there, we could take lots of pictures without the crowds. Several other waterfalls near by.

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    May 31, 2024
    Steven S


    Only downer was the weather at the last stop which is not a waterfall. It was overcast with on and off rain, not good for a scenic overlook. However, that's an advantage at these places because there's no crowd. When I was there, I had that high bridge at Multnoma Falls to myself for 10 minutes . Rain doesnt matter there since its already a wet, damp habitat. Nice guide, Johan, safe driver. Back at my hotel right on time. I'd go again for sure. I want to go again on a clear day and spend more time there.

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    May 28, 2024


    Stunning even in the pouring rain. A very welcome cup of coffee at the stand at the entrance. Hiking trails seemed inviting for the sturdier among us but much too wet.

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    May 23, 2024
    Karen C

    Fall for the Falls!

    MUST DO THIS!!! Take the Sasquatch Shuttle (ask for Keenan) and spend the $35 and 2.5 hours getting the history, the anecdotes, and these incredibly beautiful spaces! It truly is the work of God's hands - stunning! The shuttle allows you to park, ride, meet others, and just enjoy the ride, literally!

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