Multnomah Falls Trail

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Multnomah Falls Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, OR that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

2.0 miles 784 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

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Multnomah Falls is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Creme de la creme of tourist destinations. And the place you want to avoid if you're looking for quiet natural solace.

5 minutes ago

Beautiful view, lots and lots and lots of people. But, you can't blame them. If you just go to the bridge it's hardly a hike at all. Past the bridge to the top of the falls it gets a little steep and slick, but I made it up and back in less than an hour.

4 days ago

Area is excellent. Had lunch at the lodge in the sun room and could see the falls during lunch. As usual, place was very crowded. Trail to top is a little steep once you pass the bridge over the lower and upper falls.

8 days ago

Due to the rain we only got up to the second waterfall. It's all incline, but a beautiful trail.

9 days ago

10 days ago

great views and awesome water falls

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18 days ago

The hike was short, but don't be surprised by a the sharp incline - well worth it

20 days ago

Crazy amount of tourists. But for hikers, the trek to the top. It's worth it. The hike up sucks because you can hear the freeway. But at the top it goes over the mountain and it's all nature. We went during a weekday and it was nice but busy. I can't imagine how busy this place is during the weekend. Go in knowing it's a touristy spot but go up knowing the reward will be sweet. 4 of 5 stars because of the freeway sounds and tourist trap.

23 days ago

Intricate web of trails. Lots of places to stop and see falls. Please stop in the visitors center at the base of Multnomah and get a free trail map. I grabbed three and still ended up giving them all away to people that were lost. Sign markings are terrible.

23 days ago

Beautiful! Lots of people so have patience:)

25 days ago

Easy walk to the falls, to the top it's just a series of switchbacks on pavement. Not that exciting.

1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall!!! Can get crowded.

1 month ago

Easy, beautiful but crowded

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Going to the very top is quite a workout there are tons of little back trails and little waterfalls though

1 month ago

this was a terrific hike. the view of the falls is amazing. 700ft elevation gain in about 1.2mi. steep at times and always crowded. when you reach switchback #9 you go down hill for 3 more. the water at the top is refreshing and a great place to rest. the views on the way up are obscured by trees but you can still find a few great spots to view the river and gorge. bring lots of water in the summer and plan on extra time to get a parking space. there is a gift shop, exhibit, food counter and smoothie booth at the bottom. it is an easy walk to the view point of the falls and .2mi to the bridge, which is the best view. it is another mile to the top of the falls!

1 month ago

1 month ago

One of the best waterfalls I have ever seen!! There are several other falls in the area as well. This place can be very crowded, and congested at times.

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