Explore the most popular waterfall trails in Oregon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

All of the falls were amazing! It was a bit icy but so worth it even in the rain. I loved it! The actual trail is 8.7 miles also.

It was just great. Everything was 4.5 star except there were sooooo many irresponsible dog owners who didn’t pickup their fur friends doo-doo. Dog poop is litterally every feet you walk so be careful where u slip ir sit or touch. Other then that this is such a nice trail.

hiked 1-18-19
Absolutely stunning! tough work as the first 7mi (if you start at multnomah falls) is uphill...although with switchbacks and distance I'd say the elevation gain seemed pretty subtle until the last 2mi ish. the falls are stunning and we started early enough (around 7) there was only one other person there. the trail is well kept, the fire damage is sad but beautiful in it's own way. snow for the last 2 miles ish, crampons were helpful but probably not 100% necessary. got lucky with some clarity at the top and got to see mt hood. freezing cold at the very top with the wind but once back to the trail it was fine as you're protected by the trees the whole way. I guess the drive to the top is closed which helped traffic, only saw one other couple at the top and passed a few people closer to the start of the trail on the way back. totally worth the work!!

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Lots of people, though. Always take visitors here to hike. It never disappoints!

Trail is currently closed due to the 2017 wild fire.

hiking
2 days ago

Trail was in good repair when we visited last April. Waterfalls were very active. A hike that doesn’t really feel like a hike, because there is so much natural beauty to see.

Absolutely B-E-A-U-Tiful trail! did it with 3 kids and we loved every bit of it! Lots of water play and places to stop and eat lunch along the various waterfalls! We will do this one again and again!

Very short but beautiful hike! Make sure to climb down to the waterfall from the veiw point!

Nice little short, paved trail on the side of the road by Columbia River Gorge. Normally a ton of people in the parking lots and at the viewing areas. No reason not to check it out, awesome waterfall and doesn't take very long to check out.

Really nice day hike around Mt. Hood. Nice and easy grade that isn't very strenuous. A few river crossings, and great views of Mt. Hood on the way to the Falls. The Falls are stunning, and are well worth the hike. Nice little loop, so you don't have ALL of the same views on your way back to the car. Highly recommended.

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snow
5 days ago

Beautiful trail through the fresh snow! Lots of fun snowshoeing across the iced lake!

Beautiful waterfall, pretty short hike. Plenty of people on the trail. Perfect way to stretch your legs after hours of driving!

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snow
5 days ago

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muddy
6 days ago

Section #1......easy trail with little elevation change. 1st section is about 4 miles. Scenic with nice views of the creek and plenty of places to relax. Looks like good swimming for the summer.

hiking
8 days ago

This is one of those waterfalls that is a five star on its own, but it’s basically a quarter mile non-hike up to a fence that says “trail closed.” It’s easy to walk past it, but I don’t think it’s entirely necessary to take in the beauty of the falls.

hiking
8 days ago

I loved this trail, except for the traffic noise. It’s probably possible to tune it out, but I wasn’t able to do that today. The trailhead is easy to find, with plenty of parking and pit toilets. There’s a very short stretch where you’re walking along the side of the road, so be aware of your canine friend for that 20 yard stretch. There’s a waterfall just off the road that you can see from the trail, and a glorious waterfall on the trail. No really, it’s on the trail. The splash factor was minimal, but you do have to walk through water. The river is peaceful and calming to look at, and does help to drown out the traffic noise. The steep parts are real steep, but they don’t last long. I plan to go out there again and explore more of the trails in that area. Critters spotted on the trail: a dehydrated newt off the side of the path. Also, the dog that always goes with us was overprotective today and was staring off into the trees frequently. Was it Sasquatch? Was it a cougar?

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snow
8 days ago

Such a great hike!! Gradual incline nothing crazy. A little snow and mud but totally manageable. Basically had a the trail to myself

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muddy
rocky
9 days ago

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9 days ago

great short hike with lots of great views! it's far enough out of town and is a in a beautiful forest. definitely recommend this hike!

on Henline Falls Trail

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snow
9 days ago

Nice easy trail through the forest. Amazing waterfall at the end. Great for an afternoon hike.

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snow
10 days ago

snowshoeing
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snow
11 days ago

It was a magical winter wonderland today! The snow conditions were perfect for snowshoeing. The bridge to to the lower falls is out but it’s still possible to cross on a log, not easy but doable and definitely worth it!

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muddy
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rocky
11 days ago

I have gone on this trail every week for the past month, I put this close to the top of my favorite hikes. The waterfall is beautiful, the hike is fun and challenging, and when I decided to take my Jeep down to see the falls the off road driving is a blast. It can get very cold down by the falls especially in winter time so bring gloves or hand warmers if you are like me and plan on staying a while to take photos, or snack. I would highly recommend you to go see these falls. Just make sure if you want to drive all the way down that you have a 4WD or a high clearance vehicle as some parts of that road can be tricky, and I've had to get multiple people out from being stuck.

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snow
11 days ago

Decent layer of snow on the trail made it s great easy walk with the dog. The lake itself is completely snowed over and wasn’t very reflective—har har. Still a gorgeous walk around the lake loop. Highly recommend in the snow.

Didn’t need micro spikes and did just fine. Just had a decent pair of hiking boots on and dressed warm.

I saw some people attempting to cross country ski on the trail, but there is definitely not enough snow nor the terrain for this after a third mile in, maybe less.

on Trail of Ten Falls

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11 days ago

I’d rate it easy to moderate due to the length of the loop. It’s not too hard to make it all the way to 10 falls. I spent 4 hours for 10.4 miles. I stopped a lot for photos while hiking and amazingly there was snow in the early morning, so.. a plus for this “trip”. The trail is well-maintained as how people talk about it. Pretty muddy on Rim Trail (Winter Falls) but it’s worth it if you had a chance to visit all 10 falls.

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snow
12 days ago

You need microspikes during the winter. Snowshoes are not appropriate for this trail because of the uneven icy rocky terrain. The trail is extremely icy and you can fall and seriously get hurt if you are not properly prepared.

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muddy
rocky
12 days ago

Really great trail for anyone visiting Portland. We started from the Wahkeena Falls side and approached Multnomah Falls.

The trail was muddy in some parts, and there were a few small stream crossings without a bridge. Manageable with a pair of waterproof shoes/boots. Running shoes would get trashed on this trail at this time of year.

The signs of the fire are evident everywhere still. It is eerie and beautiful. A sad reminder of the fragility of our beautiful great outdoors. Seeing new growth however, you’re also shown how resilient nature is too!

I highly recommend it as a strenuous, but manageable hike on the cusp of moderate difficulty but doable for hikers of all types, except perhaps those with mobility issues. It gets very steep and windy at certain areas.

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rocky
12 days ago

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