Multnomah Falls Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Creme de la creme of tourist destinations. And the place you want to avoid if you're looking for quiet natural solace.
This hike is always amazing. Today it was rather slippery in the slush, mostly for the tourists wearing sneakers.
Great hike. Went right after the snowstorm so we had to make our way through a foot of snow to hike to the top. You're able to park and see the falls then hike up above it.
Easy hike, neat to see huge waterfall. Don't necessarily like hikes that you get what site your after right at the beginning especially this one being on side of the freeway.
although it's 2 miles the switchbacks, a total of 11, were at times intense. really good workout, but not for the height sensitive folks. there's no guardrail so it can be a little dicey. regardless the views were spectacular and plan to visit again. was it busy? yes of course but it didn't bother us one bit.
Very pretty but high traffic in people and parking. We took some visiting family here and had a nice time.
We have made this long-planned trail today. Absolutely no doubt, it is worth your time and a must-undertake adventure generously flavored with magnificent views. However, keep two things in mind:
1) go there somehow in a weekday. We went on Saturday, and it looked like all the bourgeoisie from Oregon and Washington crowded every single spot. Crowds of people, peeple, pipl... It took us 40 min to get from Bridal Veil to Multnomah Falls because of jam and insufficient parking space. No wonder, it heavily rained all the week, showers were forecast for Sunday, and Saturday was the only sunny window;
2) do not take food with you - no civilized place to eat. Well, on a woody trail like Kentucky falls you do not expect picnic tables but here I assumed they should be because the area is massively visited. Alas! We carried some pounds of food+dishes+cutlery uphill and downhill and we had to eat our lunch in the car.
Breathtaking view. Crowded at the beginning of the trail. Definitely recommend hiking all the way to top of the waterfalls.
This waterfall is definitely a must see and make sure you explore all the way to the top. My friends and I purposely arrived at 8am so we can take pictures without obstruction from tourists and hike up the trail freely with no heavy traffic. It was definitely worth it! It's my second time to come here in 3 months and I will be back (Visited 9-23-16)
This is a great hike to do, if you are passing by. The views of the waterfall are well worth any energy that you might expend. There is a parking area at the trail head. Be advised that it can fill up on the weekends.
There is a shop, restaurant, and restrooms at the base of the trail. The trail is well marked and maintained. I have hiked this at all times of year, even in a suit and tie. It is a great hike anytime.
Be aware of ice on the trail in winter! It is VERY slippery.
holymoly continuously steep and switchbacks GALORE. But super cool to view this majestic fall from the bottom and then to hike up to the tippy top to see where it all begins. LOVED.
Not an easy trail even for someone in moderate shape. Very steep and crowded to the first bridge.