Explore the most popular River trails in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
1 day ago

On a cloudy and rainy Sunday morning this was great trail to hike. I found the trail to be moderate on the easy side. The elevation gain provided a fair workout but nothing too strenuous. On this rainy day we saw 5 to 6 group, from single individuals to a group of 12 hikers It was my first time to see some of the fire damage that consumed this area. There is less dense vegetation in several area and a few signs of fallen rocks. This is a great moderate hike to introduce family and friends to hiking in the gorge.

Beautiful waterfall even on a cloudy day. The hike to the top was steep & muddy. Good views from the top. Saw some slugs on the trail.

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over grown
5 days ago

Good signage and lots is waterfalls along the way. Enjoyed this hike. Wear good shoes as some of the rocks can be slippy

Stunt spot. It was very busy when we first got there but then died down. The hike to the top is steep switch backs and not really worth it.

My friend and I both clocked this trail at 6 miles. It is not 4.6. We started at the wahkeena falls parking lot and hiked up and over to Multnomah falls then you have to take a trail that is 0.6 miles back to wahkeena parking. You cannot walk on the road. Wear good traction shoes bc it’s a bit slick when wet... many waterfalls! Absolutely beautiful!!

Wonderful walk after lunch with our two dogs. Shaded paved and not many people on the trail. Great parking for our truck and trailer and a small $5 fee for use. Bathrooms at the start of the trail and a picnic area. Walked 3 miles total and the views were amazing over the River.

Lovely trail with 5 main waterfalls but lots of little ones running through the creek. Near the waterfalls the trail can be a little slippery. Not sure if the mileage in the app is accurate with 4.6 miles. My iPhone health app logged 6.4 miles and my Fitbit logged 7.5 miles my friends garmin logged 7.75 miles. My Fitbit elevation was 1520. Took us 3 hrs and we took pics and stopped for a brief lunch.

Do yourself a favor if you’re traveling through the gorge and hike this loop! We parked at Wahkeena Falls and hiked along trail 420 for a few miles. Beautiful waterfalls and scenery throughout this hike. By the end, Multnomah was nice but the overall hike was awesome. Took 3 hours or so with plenty of stops for pics etc. Make sure to spend some time at Wiesendanger Falls.

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rocky
11 days ago

Very cool walk with much to see. Really loved it! Beautiful little river with great waterfalls all along the trail. We did the loop trail in 2,5h.

9 Switchbacks on the way up once you get past the viewing bridge, then 2 down to the viewing platform on the top. Decently moderate hike. A little muddy the day we went (after two days of rain), but my trail shoes held traction the whole time. I did see a few people walking very gingerly on their way down in regular sneakers. Lots of burned trees and fence posts along the way, but the trail is in good shape after the fire. Moderately busy for a Monday late afternoon.

hiking
14 days ago

The first 1/4 was burnt in a fire, road noise is present but many beautiful viewpoints. Terrain is steep, this is a difficult trail. Once you get higher the forest is nicer as it remains for the duration of the hike. Top is a cell tower, which is very anti climatic despite breathtaking views.

hiking
14 days ago

Amazing trail with multiple waterfalls. I would HIGHLY recommend it. There is even an opportunity to swim so bring your bathing suit and be prepared for some freezing but amazingly refreshing water. The rocks are a little hard to walk on so bring protective footwear as well if possible. Hike on :)!

Very pretty and kid friendly. Nice stop along our drive - the area had clean bathrooms, places to get snacks and a fun little gift shop. I'd recommend going early in the day. We went in the late morning and as we were leaving people were just flooding in - especially onto the bridge.

REOPEN current title says it's closed but I did this trail on August 18th, 2019, and it's reopened. Was a great hike to get out and stretch our legs at the end of our road trip. Trek to the waterfall is kid friendly.

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rocky
14 days ago

As an experienced hiker, this trail was definitely challenging! Completed today (Thursday 9/5) in under 4 hrs with many breaks due to my dog, heat and well...the incline. Views were definitely worth it even for it being considered its off season. Arrived at the parking lot at 9 am amd only 3 other cars, very quiet day on this trail. Very dry and rocky, wish I took my Trek piles. Did the most difficult trail up and caught the lesser on the descent. However, the heat was picking up so the partial shade was a drawback. Just moved to Oregon and this was on my radar last year while on vacation. While I'm sure it's spectacular during wildflow season, I can't imagine I'll want to tackle this again.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful waterfalls!

What a magical trail; I felt like I had found heaven on earth! If you are going to visit Multnomah, this trail is a must. There were an obscene amount of people at Multnomah, but barely anyone on this trail. Highly recommend is you are a waterfall lover like me!

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blowdown
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
17 days ago

Wow! What an amazing and beautiful trail! Hiking in Oregon; along The Gorge, is always a treat! Knowing that the summit of was at about 5,000 feet, I knew it would be a workout! But, the body loved every moment of it! I took the counter clockwise route that was recommended by previous posts; but due to time and enjoying the waterfalls along the way, I was only able to due the out and back. Next time, I go out there I'll be sure to make sure that I have time to enjoy a dip in the lake! Plus, the other treat was driving home and enjoying the sunset along The Gorge!

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17 days ago

Amazing sight, but some of the worse crowds I’ve ever seen!

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rocky
scramble
18 days ago

First 1.5 mile after the point “climb begins” has lot of loose gravel. And with steep slope and narrow pathway it’s tricky in there. Beautiful views at ~4100 feet and then again at the top apart from the antenna. Definitely a hard hike with not many people on it. Definitely recommend 4 liters of water per person.

Great hike! It’s busy so get there early. The waterfall is beautiful and the hike to the top is paved.

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rocky
18 days ago

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