Wahkeena Falls Loop Trail (CLOSED)

MODERATE 359 reviews

Wahkeena Falls Loop Trail (CLOSED) is a 4.2 mile moderately 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
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1614 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

closed

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Long but steady hike. Nothing too steep on this hike but it is all uphill. Take your time on this fairytale trail :)

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful views and nicely designed trails make this one of my favorite trail runs of this year. I did this counter clockwise which I recommend because the initial climb features tight switchbacks which I personally prefer to ascend. Careful on the descent as you get to Multnomah Falls as foot traffic is heavy there

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of people in the summer or weekends year round. A little rain usually scares them off

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day morning hike tons of water falls beautiful views and traffic is low during week, high on weekends

hiking
4 months ago

This hike was very lucious and beatiful! Was not too challenging. Some parts of wet rocks and some parts of diving edges that looked intimidating. Otherwise easy breezy. A must if you want to hike by water !

4 months ago

Go early, for real. Finding parking around 10:30am was ridiculous but worth the effort for such a beautiful hike. The entire loop was more like 6.5 miles if you include a few lookouts. It took my husband and I about 3 hours to complete. Don't hesitate, just do ittttt! :)

4 months ago

If you can only go on one hike while you visit the George I would recommend this.

hiking
4 months ago

This was our first time visiting the Columbia River Gorge and we thoroughly enjoyed this loop trail which featured about 10 waterfalls. In the summer, to ensure a parking spot, we started early in the morning. We parked at the Multnomah Falls lot on the historic highway (#30). Look for a sign labelled "return trail" at the west end of the parking lot which follows above the old highway leading to Wakeena Falls. We could have taken a look at Multnomah Falls first but decided to save it for the end. We would definitely recommend going in this counter clockwise direction as the waterfalls just seem to get better and better as you go along. After getting to Wakeena Falls, there is a steep section up a switch back trail through the Wakeena canyon. Once the trail is more level there are a couple of trail junctions. Basically you stay on the Wakeena trail up Wakeena Creek and across the more level part of the trail, and take Larch Mountain trail down Multnomah Creek to Multnomah Falls. (For a nice rest stop, at the junction with Angels Rest Trail, go down that trail about 100 yards to Wakeena Springs before returning back to the Wakeena Trail.) The trail going down Multnomah Creek had the most waterfalls. Go off the trail to the Multnomah Falls Overlook. You can't see much of the falls, but you can see how far it is to the bottom. The trail down is steep with switchbacks and then you end up on the Benson Bridge before descending a shorter section to the bottom.

4 months ago

Easy hike for up close waterfall views! Dog friendly

hiking
4 months ago

Fairy Falls is beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Very fun 3 hrs hike

hiking
5 months ago

Part of the trail is paved. Crowded at start of trails up to first waterfalls. Overall nice hike in the shade.

5 months ago

I like the wahkeena Falls loop cuz it breathtaking of all waterfalls along the trail

hiking
5 months ago

My fenix 3 logged 6.5 instead of 4.1 as suggested. few long faces in the way down as it was a family hike but all in good spirit. lots of water and fall views. start early, the Moilthnoma segment gets busy. park and begin with Wahkeena.

hiking
5 months ago

A beautiful hike, we didn't have much time to complete the entire loop. I plan to make it back soon.

Great way to spend the day but way to many people there to see Multnomah.

hiking
6 months ago

The hike was great, but my GPS says it was 6+ miles looping from Multnomah Falls and back.

hiking
6 months ago

Unbelievably beautiful. Every single aspect of this hike is stunning.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail!

hiking
6 months ago

very well marked trail with a long steady climb.

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