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Wahkeena Falls, Wahkeena Trail and Multnomah Falls Loop

MODERATE 201 reviews

Wahkeena Falls, Wahkeena Trail and Multnomah Falls Loop is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,958 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

Sections of this trail can be dangerous in winter conditions. Be prepared for icy conditions and bring proper equipment

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muddy
1 day ago

Awesome! So many views! Only downside is there’s not a ton of parking

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rocky
1 month ago

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snow
1 month ago

What a great hike even in Black Friday. Tons of people toward the bottom by the main falls area. I’m glad I went up the West trail head and worked my way back up around to the East then down. There weren’t many people up the high areas at all. Bring micro spikes. I ate it 3 times on the ice due to leaving the spikes in the car.

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muddy
1 month ago

Fantastic and only mildly icy this time of year. Only ran into three yetis today.

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rocky
2 months ago

Drove down from Seattle for a quick day trip to Portland. We got to the Wahkeena Falls parking lot a little after 9am. Parking was still ample but both lots were full by the time we were finishing up. We went counter-clockwise. Most of the elevation gain was during the first half. Although there were plenty of switchbacks they weren’t too bad. Lots of smaller waterfalls along the way with Multnomah Falls being the grand finale. Overall a fun and beautiful hike not too far outside the city.

It’s a moderate hike with a lot of rocks and switch backs. It will test your stamina.

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rocky
2 months ago

If you park at Wakeena Falls and go left you’ll end up Tourist pit stop for Multnomah Falls. Give it about a mile and you’ll fork off into beautiful hike! Waterfalls, empty trails on a Saturday afternoon (10am-12pm). It’s cold this time of year (nov) bring proper hiking boots and layers. Light mud, moderate to easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike and fairly family friendly. I took my 10, 12, and 14yr olds on this hike.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
4 months ago

Very good hike, was raining but we finish the trail

recorded Recording - Sep 19, 02:19 PM

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muddy
4 months ago

This stunning hike should not be missed. while 6 miles seems like a lot, it does go by very quickly because the scenery is breathtaking.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this hike, still beautiful after the fire two years ago too. Definitely start at Wakeena falls and end at Multnomah, the less time around that crowd the better...

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail! Started on Wahkeena Falls trailhead and ended at Mulrnomah Falls. Took around 4 hours with a lunch break and breaks to take pictures. Recommend stopping at Ecola Falls on the way down to Multnomah. We took our two dogs and they had no problem. Follow the Larch Mt. trail until you see the Wahkeena #420 signs along the way.

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5 months ago

5.4 not 4.6 miles....not sure if anyone else had that experience. Still an awesome trail! I’d recommend going up to the left, clockwise to start!

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rocky
6 months ago

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6 months ago

I did this loop today 07/22/2019 starting at Multnomah and never saw a trail closure although there were sawhorse warning signs in a few spots. It's quite obvious a fire came through but it's regrowing. At the Multnomah side of the loop it's total insanity - packed with thousands of people and you'll feel like shoving half of them off the cliff. Well, hopefully not But after the top of Multnomah you'll have it mostly to yourself until Wahkeena Falls and it'll get crowded again although nothing like the Multnomah side. Difficulty is moderate but if you ascend on the Wahkeena side and take the path to Vista point, that is a ball-buster. Be prepared to work your butt. If you descend this route be prepared for your quads to burn a bit. The route as shown here by Alltrails through Wahkeena Springs avoids scaling Vista Point.

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7 months ago

6mi version of the loop. Great hike with a ton of wildflowers in bloom! Trail is in great shape and heavily populated with summer visitors.

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7 months ago

This loop is open again as of 5/30/2019. Be cautious - there are parts that are particularly prone to rockfall. Some parts of the trail are pretty exposed so if you are prone to fears related to heights I would recommend avoiding this whole loop. Otherwise, go enjoy! It's absolutely beautiful despite the fires that ravaged through here two years ago. Amazing to see what has regrown. There were beautiful wildflowers everywhere among the dead and crisped trees. The waterfalls on this loop are the best part. So many amazing waterfalls tucked behind Multnomah Falls that most people will never take the time to explore.

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