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Multnomah Falls Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 823 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Forest Partially paved River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky
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Note: As of October 2020, this trail is open on a first come first served basis from 9am until 6pm. You may only park in the Interstate 84 parking lot at exit 31 - parking along highway 30 is prohibited. The trail to Benson Bridge and up to the top of the falls is closed. For updates please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/crgnsa/recreation#conditions A great loop very close to Portland (~30 min). Definitely plan on an early arrival due to parking and heavy use. Beautiful hike with a quick but steep ascent to the top of the waterfall. The classic "money shot" of Multnomah Falls is immediately accessible after parking. The remainder of the hike is to the top, for a small platform vantage point, which is very worthwhile. The bridge that crosses in front of the waterfall is just a few minutes worth of scrambling after the entrance.

There is a(n absurdly large and often packed) parking lot, restaurant, visitor center, gift shop, and restrooms.

Multnomah Falls Lodge on the Columbia Gorge Historic Highway (503) 695-2376 http://www.multnomahfallslodge.com/

Traveling West on Interstate 84, you may access Multnomah Falls via the Historic Columbia River Highway at Exit 35 or you may use the freeway parking lot by taking Exit 31. If you are traveling East on Interstate 84, you may access Multnomah Falls via the Historic Columbia River Highway at Exit 28 or you may use the freeway parking lot by taking Exit 31 It is recommended that people with disabilities use Exit 28 (traveling East Bound) or Exit 35 (East and West Bound) for direct access to the lodge. If you are traveling East and would like to see the key waterfall area in the gorge you may take Exit 17 or 18 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway. OR if you would like to see more waterfalls, take exit 28 and drive east on the Historic Columbia River Highway (AKA E. Crown Point Hwy) until you arrive at Multnomah Falls Lodge. Its a beautiful drive.

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Mathias Smyser
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Main trail closed

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Ernesto Cunanan
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The falls from the bottom is beautiful, but do yourself a favor and hike to the top...

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Ken Caldwell
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Beautiful scenery, 4 stars because of the crowds which can be a real damper.

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Andrew Farrell
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Sadly the hiking trail is still closed.

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Elizabeth Ankabrandt
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Gorgeous Falls! lower viewing is open. You can't hike to the falls right now due to COVID.

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Grace Graham
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Only observation area open but stunning views! We didn’t need a reso even though it says you do. They Had a place for a line on Labor Day but we got there early (8:30am) and were able to walk right up! Beautiful!

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Brian Wool
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Restaurant/Gift Shop open. Website says trail open to the lower observation area by RESERVATION ONLY. However, there is a walk up line as well. Maybe a Labor Day weekend exception? Spent 30 minutes in line starting at the snack bar.

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Nugget Lotto
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Sheryl Gross
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Never gets old!! Easy hike. Was there last October and for the first time the falls we’re actually very full. It was exciting to see!! The trail is always muddy, but that is expected. Was also there in mid-February trail was beautiful with a few muddy spots!!

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Grant Myers
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Viewing area at the bottom is open. Trail is closed due to fire damage as of August 24, 2020.

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Jenny Lyn Canaria
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Nature tripsGreat!
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Stephanie Cress
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James Bates
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Beautiful waterfall. Easy trail. Go early way crowded

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Brittany Dobson
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Visited the falls back in early March right before closures began. Luckily during this time it wasn't crowded at all so the steep narrow hike wasn't an issue space wise. Beautiful out and back trip of this iconic waterfall. Try and go when there's less people so you can soak up the beauty of the falls with less distractions!

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Sarah Ottino
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Viewing area is open, short little uphill walk from some free parking. The parking lot was pretty big, and turnover was fast due to the trail being closed. You still get a fantastic view of the falls so I'd recommend stopping here if you're in the area.

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Michelle Nguyen
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We weren’t able to go in the hiking trail, but the view of 2waterfalls were still amazing.

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Anonymous Hiker
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This trail is actually open. You’re not able to go onto the bridge but you can go to the below viewing platform.

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Uday Kv
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Easy and wonderful views

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Sheryl Weber
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Abi Kung
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Falls open for viewing platform only as of today. 300 allowed at first-come/first-serve basis. Bridge said to be open on 8/18.

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Vanna Soth
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Tried to go there this past weekend. Yes it is closed. I’m sure it would have been beautiful. Guess I’ll just have to make another trip out here.

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Alecia Nicole
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is this trail open as of August 5th 2020?

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Richard Rockwell
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First hike ever. Was fun but the trail is very narrow.

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Kryistal Griffin
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