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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.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 1,591 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Snow

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Getting There

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.

Take exit 28 off I-84 and turn left on the historica Columbia River Scenic Highway for 2.5 miles to the Wahkeena Falls parking lot. The trailhead is across the street on the right. Parking is free here.

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Veronica Orantes
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where did everyone park to hike this trail at this time?

Taylor Hippler
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Hiking

Lots of great waterfall views along the way. A fairly easy trail, I used to hike this pretty often before the fires. A lot of the trailheads were closed during my most recent visit, a few months back.

Chris Nguyen
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Did this trail a couple times before the 2018 fire. An easy, quiet, and beautiful trail. Totally recommend it once it’s open again.

Jaimee LaTorra
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HikingClosed

Google maps will tell you that you can get to the trailhead, which you technically could, but it’s inaccessible because the hwy exit is closed :(

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

Kristen Pushor
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Hiking

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

Chris Richardson
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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.

Mykhailo Tymenko
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Tom K
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Hiking

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

Alexia Hemingway
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HikingMuddyRocky

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.

Alli Williams
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Rachel Hanke
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HikingRocky

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.

Anthony Russo
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Hiking

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

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Stephannie Sloane
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

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

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Christopher Richards
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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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S. B.
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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 :)

Isabella Chavez
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Carl Mosquito
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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.

Laken Nelson
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Ashley Johnson
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HikingMuddy

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.

Jeff Sandberg
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HikingMuddySnow

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.

Brenton Waldrupe
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HikingMuddyWashed out

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

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