Wahkeena Falls Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,591 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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bird watching

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river

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wild flowers

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bugs

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This is a beautiful loop in the gorge that brings you to one of the best waterfalls in the area. This loop hike passes by several waterfalls. The trail ascends Wahkeena Creek past the springs which feed the waterfall and then continues onto Larch Mountain Trail which brings you to Multnomah Falls. Looking down from the top of the tallest waterfall in Oregon is pretty amazing! The trail then descends down to the Multnomah Lodge and returns via a the highway to the Wahkeena parking lot.

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3 days ago

Unable to access due to closure of Historic Columbia River Hwy with road blocks.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! I’ve never stood so close to a waterfall in my life, but you can get right up next to Wahkeena. What a cool experience

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2 months ago

Honestly, this was one of our favorite day hike loops. It’s easy and the waterfalls are worth it. Be carefully for the drop off on the trail at the top of the falls. Breakfast at the Multnomah Falls Lodge is always a must.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Done this hike a few times, awesome for all the waterfall views!

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rocky
2 months ago

Started on the Multnomah side since those are the only restrooms currently open. It was nice to get the busier part done first with all the tourist. Once you make it to the top of the falls and onto the Larch Mnt. Trail the views are stunning. probably my favorite part of the loop. some spot were muddy closer to Fairy Falls and steep downhill doing the loop clockwise. I'd suggest trekking poles if you want to protect your knees, but I'm 32 weeks pregnant and managed so it's definitely doable. Overall great hike and my Garmin clocked it at 5.6 miles.

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muddy
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

Nice loop for a Saturday morning, started up Multnomah and looped back around past Wahkeena. A few small spots of mud but mostly dry after a week of sun. More people close to the trailhead but only a few farther out.

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3 months ago

Literally amazing!!! All I can say!!! Pretty hard hike but it’s beautiful!!! A lot of uphill!!

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3 months ago

Great trail- beautiful sights! Dog friendly. Didn’t love that it ended at Multnomah falls. I like things not so peopley

Trail was in excellent condition and easy to navigate. wasn't a lot of people out today due to the rain. parking lot was empty and I got there at 8am.

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3 months ago

Parked at Multnomah and walked over to Wahkeena. I went ahead to Devil’s Rest, too. Great work out and lovely falls and river. About a quarter mile from Devil’s Rest summit, got dumped on by sleet. It was quite beautiful. The summit wasn’t spectacular, but amazing views along the way. The charred trees were painful to see, but beautiful in their own way. Going down Larch or Multnomah was absolutely beautiful. Saw no one on Devil’s Rest trail and a hand full of peeps at each falls. Happy Valentines :)

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Beautiful trail. Conditions were good - just had to hop over some water in a couple of places. There was snow on the ground where the trail to Larch Mountain splits off that was really magical.

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rocky
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Absolutely great hike! A little muddy but not too bad. Saw some snow but not enough to be super cold or icy. Still as beautiful as always on the Columbia gorge! Good luck on the hike and enjoy the view.

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4 months ago

Some overflow of water on the trail. People with tennis shoes were soaked. A little snow left on about 20 feet of trail. Muddy for about 70 feet of trail. One log blocking trail but my 60 year old knees had no issue with it. This is a stunning hike with high water levels adding to the beauty. Not crowded on the Friday I went.

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washed out
4 months ago

Great hike!! Lots of falls, and great views!!! I have a garmin watch and I got 7.92 mi.

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muddy
4 months ago

Completed this yesterday with my husband & our pup. Possibly my favorite trail so far in the PNW. We were originally going to just to the wahkeena loop but kept going toward multnomah (which this hike describes) and I’m so glad we did! Gnarly elevation gain at the beginning but the rest is pretty nice up and down. The waterfalls are incredible. Few people, it was a cold and rainy day. Multnomah wasn’t as busy as usual too, which was really nice. Highly recommend!!

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5 months ago

Had a great hike on Friday at Wahkeena. If you would like an accurate update on current trail conditions watch this quick 90 second video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApcV8d7Q9rM If you enjoy follow my youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSY22_bLxgqs3_nX1OgWEA?view_as=subscriber

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rocky
5 months ago

Trail is still good; wet conditions and cloudy weather make the lush green moss and running white combination look even more beautiful.

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