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BE AWARE ICY TRAIL!! Wanted to hike larch mountain trail on 12/8/18, but signs at multnomah said it was closed from here, then I attempted to hike to the top of the falls, which I've never done and again the trail was way too icy... I think it was at switchback 2 or 3 out of 11 long switchbacks that I gave up, with every step even with my trekking pole I was slipping with each step. I'll have to try another time. There was also freezing rain when I was here.

Hiked on Saturday 12/8. The packed snow in the paved parts of the trail near the parking slots are pretty slick, and microspikes are recommended.

Loved coming here! so beautiful! a trip with remembering for a long time! it was a bit chilly when I went there, but I had a warm jacket on, so that took care of it.... make sure to bundle up when going on a cold day. it was packed, but we found some parking! so picturesque! a must go. it's practically nothing to go up to the bridge, but still wear good shoes. Have fun!

on Trail of Ten Falls

5 days ago

Amazing walk to see a variety of waterfalls, with multiple ones being able to walk behind (you do get a little wet). The walk itself is pretty easy and trail is super easy to follow. The cost into the park is now $5 but it’s definitely worth it

on Multnomah Falls Trail

5 days ago

Nice easy walk and a beautiful waterfall! Was pretty busy there even on a weekday in late November. Definitely recommend going early to miss the crowds

By far a gem of a hike. Even post burn.

Was easy and fun hike. It’s pretty muddy right now when you get to the overlook from the top of the falls. My dog loved this hike and the switch backs tired him out.

This was a nice hike through the woods, and the falls were great!

hiking
11 days ago

The parking fee is 5 dollars now, but still worth it!

hiking
12 days ago

the trail is open to the top of the falls. fire damage evident, lots of new growth on the forrest floor.

Nice and easy hike ending in a beautiful waterfall. Definitely recommend

Hiked this trail on Monday 11/26/18, the trail re-opened Friday 11/23/18 after the recent fires last year. This trail is not 9.4miles long, but close to 13 miles round trip with a portion of the devils rest trail being unmaintained. Trail workers did a beautiful job restoring this trail. Beautiful views of the gorge at Angel's rest, if you dare brave the blow you over wind. Saw coopey and upper coopey falls in the beginning and fairy falls in the middle. Forrests are gorgeous with some really dark ones on devils rest trail after the summit end. Nice parking area with no bathroom right off the old highway looks kinda small in the dark. I arrived just before 6am in the winter when it was still dark. There is no fee here. I saw over 30 people and 5 dogs (of course non of them were on a leash) hiking most of them after 9 or 10am and on my descent. The closest bathrooms for this area are at bridal veil falls. If you are wanting to hike this trail it is super helpful to have a pre recorded map as the devils rest trail is half unmaintained.

Trail is mostly open again! Beautiful hike. Lots of waterfalls.

OFFICIALLY OPEN AS OF 11-24-2018! It’s fascinating to look at all the burned trees against the fresh green forest floor. There are many, many rocks on the trail though so be careful. The trail was very muddy today. The falls are still as beautiful as ever. Be careful and look out for landslides/rock slides and flash floods as it is a burn area.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike! I didn't do the entire loop though. I took the Canyon Trail and cut across on the Winter Trail and then took the Rim Trail back. (to do the 7 mile loop, you do the Canyon and Rim trails). The way I did it was a 5 mile loop and I saw 8 of the 10 waterfalls. So even if you cut it short, you'll still see them!

I went in November and the fog hung in the air even into the afternoon, making for awesome pictures and a more somber/peaceful experience. Go on a weekday to avoid crowds, and start in the morning if you can. In the fall, definitely bring warm clothes and hats, mittens, etc!

The trail is rated as moderate, but with the slight elevation gain (other online sources say only 800 feet), I'd rate it as easy. There are steep sections, especially one place going down to Lower South Falls, but there are stairs and handrails here.

Parking is $2.00 for an all day pass. Totally worth it!

I loved this hike and recommend it to families with slightly older kids. As well as anyone who likes to hike but isn't looking to overexert themselves.

hiking
25 days ago

Easy, great views without much effort. It is a busy spot.

hiking
25 days ago

Nice hike. Parked at the PCT trailhead. It was not crowded. The fall foliage and the falls were pretty. October 2018.

Beautiful!!

nature trips
28 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking views and amazing perspective of the falls. A lot of falls have walkways behind the falls. Definitely one of my favorite hikes of all time!

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked in late October. The mixed foliage was so cool. Yellows and greens everywhere. Pretty easy; you can hear traffic from 14 for the first .5-1 mile, it it does eventually dissipate into silence. Not crowded; only saw a handful of hikers. The waterfall was actually more impressive than we expected on an easy hike. Doesn’t feel super remote, but it does feel gorgeous and serene. Cool rock features at the falls. Would certainly do again, especially with novice hikers.

hiking
29 days ago

I am not from this area. I along with several other cars pulled over and parked in front of the gate right off the highway and waited for the gate to open. I read online and it says that it works off sensors and opens as several cars leave. After seeing about 20 cars leave and it never opened I got frustrated and decided to try my luck by going up the highway and turning around and entering from the other side. There is no gate on the other side. You go straight in. Beautiful waterfall.

Absolutely beautiful. I went with my husband & daughter in the summer. Be sure to take plenty of water. I'm going again with a friend in October. should be pretty in Fall. Highly recommend it.

Such great views of surrounding areas of the Colombia River Gorge! Did this a few years back with 2 Cocker Spaniels and they did great besides all the barking!

walking
1 month ago

Very crowded!

This was my first hike when I moved to Oregon in 2016. I hiked one week before the fire. I will always cherish this trail as my favorite.

Still closed as of 11/7/18

did the trail yesterday, just beautiful. Fine signage, great open trail, just a great little hike, and dont miss the waterfall

Beautiful hike, enjoyed the falls very invigorating

hiking
1 month ago

Nice loop hike with manageable elevation gain. We started at the South Falls trailhead and went counterclockwise, which I would recommend. The first part of the Rim Trail runs next to the road, so we were glad to get that out of the way first.
We didn’t know about the trail running event this weekend, which meant a full parking lot and lots of muddy, cold people. We were expecting a lot of other people, but not that many. We almost turned around, but are glad we didn’t. Fortunately most of the runners had finished by the time we hit the trail.
It was a cloudy day, but the falls are still amazing.

Great hike you can do in different loops depending on how much time and effort you can make. 1 mile, 2.6 miles, 5 miles, etc. we did the 2.6 mile loop and it was beautiful. We saw 2 falls

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