Multnomah Falls Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 667 reviews

Multnomah Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

closed

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.

hiking
2 days ago

This hike set the bar too high for the rest of the hikes in my life. BEAUTIFUL scenery. Can get pretty crowded but totally worth it.

1 month ago

Visited during thanksgiving weekend. Beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous trail! I've done it a while back, bummed that it is closed now. Still a gorgeous drive, and its worth going to see the falls

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is still closed but the falls are beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked this trail in March 2017. It was strenuous going up. Bring plenty of water and protein food. It was worth it. Stunning views at the top. Watch out for people with dogs. They should not bring dogs on this trail.

nature trips
2 months ago

They opened the bottom platform- might be the only chance you’ll get a picture of the falls without someone standing on the bridge haha
Awesome falls, 3 stars only because hike isn’t open yet :(

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view of the falls but trails are closed I heard till April. Sad I didn’t get to do the hike!

3 months ago

Its closed and fenced, but you can still see the waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

I can’t wait for this trail to open again!

hiking
4 months ago

When we went, there were a lot of people there so it was impossible to get a photo without others in them. Very beautiful though

5 months ago

Get up there early or you'll feel like your on the I-5 during rush hour... Otherwise it's a pretty decent view from the top which, after so many times I try not to take for granted.

5 months ago

The trail was closed due for safety concerns so we weren’t able to go past the gift shop. Hopefully it opens again soon but it wasn’t worth the drive to see the falls through a chained gate at the bottom of the trail.

5 months ago

quick and easy trail that was extremely crowded when I went. parking was also difficult.

5 months ago

Main viewpoint is closed due to fire damage

hiking
6 months ago

Oregon is such a beautiful state. Amazing hike and also easy. We even had dinner near the falls at a little restraunt from the bottom of the hike. So gorgeous and the scenery was worth seeing. recommended for all people!

hiking
6 months ago

The main viewpoint doesn’t require any work at all, but beyond that the trail becomes steep, but the view is worth it. The trail was relatively quick as well, and I was able to go to a few others.

hiking
6 months ago

My sister brought me here the day the fire started. Was really beautiful and popular as well. So glad I got to see this then.

7 months ago

This trail is closed until 2018 per USFA due to Eagle Creek Fire

hiking
7 months ago

Same complaints that I have with Oneonta Gorge. Waterfalls are beautiful, and the place is a real treat during the winter months. During spring and summer there are too many awful people.

7 months ago

It’s best to be done mid week when the crowd is thinner.

hiking
8 months ago

Super busy but it's a must!!

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty easy. Pretty views.

hiking
8 months ago

Absolutely Amazing. Loved every moment, scenery is to die for.

walking
8 months ago

The three star is because if the heavy traffic but it's a 5 star for its amazing views and scenic walk it's great for a morning warm up!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike.

hiking
8 months ago

The hike up was very steep, but it was well worth it in the end. We ended up continuing on to try to head to Wahkeena Falls Loop, but turned around after the Ecola Falls because we weren't quite sure where we were going. Would definitely do again!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls, and an amazing view from the top. The day we went was very clear, and it was totally worth the hike up!

hiking
9 months ago

Bit tough hike but really worth to see the starting point of multnomah falls..

9 months ago

Try to time your hike for low traffic because there are a lot of folks on the trail. It is nice the way they mark the switchbacks so you know how close you are getting. The top of the falls are accessible and you can put your toes in. Free parking and no entry fee.

9 months ago

Can get to the bottom of the falls right by the parking lot, not surprising very crowded. The actual hike has a lot of switchbacks without as much bang for your buck views. If you go off to the left slightly where it forks toward the top (to the right is the top of multnomah) there are some nice swimming holes with small waterfalls. Water is cold but very clear!

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