Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls Loop

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Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls Loop is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3602 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

snow

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1 month ago

Did this the week before the fire at Eagle Creek. :-( Absolutely stunning loop, moderately difficult just because of the length - so picturesque, peaceful, and lush. Will go back again and again - was so thrilled with how many waterfalls I got to see along the way. Absolutely stunning!

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2 months ago

DO THIS HIKE YOU WON'T REGRET IT! It has beautiful waterfalls and everything is so green and wonderful. It was a little slippery on some of the rocks/paths but not too terrible. There are a lot of people at the bottom where Multnomah Falls is but once you get up past the switchbacks the trails weren't too crowded. Definitely a must-do hike if visiting Portland. The Columbia Gorge Shuttle service from Gateway station was $5/person and was super easy to figure out! Overall a great day.

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2 months ago

Definitely a go-to spot for people visiting Portland. Its not too far away and is an iconic view for Northern Oregon. There are many other hikes I'd recommend for those visiting but this is a must for all visitors. Traffic is heavy at the bottom since this is the best picture taking view for a very EASY hike. If you continue on to the 9 mile hike you're rewarded by reaching the top of the waterfall. This is also a great drive-by in the winter time to see this waterfall and many smaller ones in the miles before and after it all frozen over. Breath taking views!

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2 months ago

The hike was a nice break from the crowded waterhole. definitely worth doing it once.

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3 months ago

We started up the Multnomah falls trail and continued up trail #441 past Ecola Falls. Much less travelled as you get higher up the trail. We cut over on trail #420 and then came down trail #400/420 past Wahkeena Falls. Right around 6 miles by the time we back to the lodge. Awesome waterfalls and vies all along the routes.

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3 months ago

We hiked it starting at Wahkeena Falls and went down Multnomah Falls. It starts off paved until you reach Lemmon's viewpoint. It's a long hike that starts off uphill and ends up basically going downhill beside Multnomah Falls. The Multnomah Falls section is all paved and very crowded even on a weekday. Once you reach the visitors center, head back towards Wahkeena Falls towards the "bus" parking and you will trail it back through the woods because you cannot walk across the bridge. This will take you back to the trailhead.

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4 months ago

One of my favorites

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4 months ago

Completed a shorter version of this loop (~6.5 mi). Absolutely beautiful! We started the loop at the Multnomah Falls side and were glad we got there before the crowds. It is VERY popular and parking areas fill up fast so definitely recommend getting there early especially on the weekend. There are so many waterfalls and overall just a great hike. Just the right amount of difficulty so you feel very good about yourself afterwards.

4 months ago

A lovely, moderate hike close to Portland. In the peak season, go early to avoid the crowd. Dog friendly (on leash), lots of beautiful waterfalls and scenery. You can cut off before Angel's and Devil's Rest for a shorter (5 mile) loop.