Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This 620-foot cascade is the fifth-largest waterfall in the U.S.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • EaglesFan27
    Reading, Pennsylvania647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Experience
    If you're only going to stop at one of the falls, this is the one. It's a short walk to get the best views of the falls, but if you could hike, I suggest going farther up. The trail which climbs up the mountain gets some nice views of the gorge and goes to the top of the falls. I continued about another mile to get in 3 more waterfalls. It was one of my favorite hikes in Oregon.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 7, 2023
  • Cindy A
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable and Beautiful
    I wasn't expecting much after seeing falls in other places around the country/world. It was a very unique and enjoyable experience! It was beautiful! The walk to the Falls bridge is not as far as it appears. As one gets closer, it gets cooler - until it's downright cold! It felt great on a warm afternoon. If you feel like continuing up, it's worth the trip. The pathways felt non-slip, even when wet around the Falls. If we'd taken water, I'm sure we'd have made it to the top! Well worth the trip!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Saadya
    Trois-Rivieres, Canada147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing falls
    My second time seeing the falls and still loved it! We walked to the bridge which was nice! Although the place is usually crowded, it’s still peaceful. I’m thinking I might even go back one day!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Josh C
    Sun City West, Arizona11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must stop for tourists in Oregon
    This has been a favorite place of mine to visit since the time that I lived in Oregon decades ago. Be sure to plan ahead for a pass into the falls area - although parking may be available, without a time permitted pass, you will not be allowed to the tourist area of the falls. Although the trail to the top is only about one mile, it is steep and those who are not ready for the hike up will definitely feel it for days after. The trail up is mostly paved but due to weather and erosion, it does have some areas that need repair (there is a damaged portion - which is noted at the start of the hike - that only allows one person to pass up or down at a time). The hike up is definitely worth it, though.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, Colorado856 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A waterfall everyone should visit once in their lifetime
    I have had the opportunity to travel a lot. This is one of those places I thought to myself everyone should have the opportunity to see this once in their lives. The classic view from the bottom is gorgeous. Get here early. We got here at 8:30 and was able to park in the lot across the street and didn’t have many people to deal with. It is a 1 mile hike to the top with 11 switchbacks. Some of witch were fairly long. This hike up was harder than I thought it would be. It was worth it for the views from the top. This should be a must visit while in Oregon. There was quite a few people staring the hime up when we got down at 10.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Stacio
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very amazing views
    Me and wife decided to stop by to check this out. They require you get time slot tickets online and they are sold out for that time you won’t be able to get in. The views were amazing and an amazing site to visit. Definitely recommend
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Hope
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous trails around the falls
    The falls themselves are so packed with people that it’s not a great experience, but if you’re willing to go on a hike, it thins out and it’s an absolutely gorgeous trail. We did the waterfall trail that took us to several falls and was about 5 miles or so. It rained on us most of the time and we still loved it. It doesn’t thin out until after you pass the Multnomah Falls viewpoint. There are some other really beautiful falls along the trail too. Our youngest was seven and she complained toward the end, but was definitely able to hike it. That being said, our kids are no strangers to hiking. A young child who has never hiked before may find the elevation gain a challenge.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2023
  • annZ1529
    Utah26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful falls, 5 mile loop hike to more falls
    First day in Oregon we headed here! What a great introduction to the beauty of Oregon. We took the 5 or so mile loop and saw many waterfalls and wildflowers. To take the loop we climbed the steep switchbacks to the top of the falls, this was strenuous, in fact most of the hike was steep up or downhill. There was a map at the top of the falls and we just followed it. The loop took us about 2.5 hours for a family of teenagers. It was totally worth it and was absolutely beautiful! Would recommend getting an early start, we arrived at 9am and were able to get one of the last parking spots near the lodge. We also came from the scenic road on highway 30 and didn't have to show our ticketed entrance reservation.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Grace K
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view, awful coffee
    Hike all the way to the top for a spectacular view of the top of the waterfall and the river and mini waterfall leading up to it. However, a short ways away from the parking are two very easy and quick viewpoints of the whole water fall from the ground and a pedestrian bridge; go on a Sunny and clear day for great photos. The hike is definitely hard at times, especially if you’re asthmatic, since the incline is all at once for a while. If taken slow, most average people could definitely do it. Good news is that after switchback 9 it’s all downhill to the waterfall. Go right at the fork for the viewpoint! I do have to warn whoever goes here not to get the coffee at the cafe near the entrance. It was offensive, bad, gross, awful… and expensive at $6.50. Pass on the coffee, the flavor of it still haunts me to this day as the worst I’ve ever had; I wouldn’t be surprised if it was actually instant coffee they used for the latte.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • EllenChr
    Oslo, Norway2,453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely faboulous
    What an absolutely wonderful place. We came quite early (around 8AM on a sunday) and got a parking space by the lodge. To park here you got to come by the old 33, not the freeway. Not too many people around. Easy to walk up to the bridge - not very steep a climb and about 0,2 miles. The view is breathtaking. The path is open - the time listed is for the parkingarea by the freeway.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
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Cheyeanne M
Spokane, WA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you are able to get there in the morning we had the entire park to ourselves at 7 a.m. the magic of this place is beyond compare. The gift shop opens at 9 if you would like to stay. However if you only stay for a half an hour you really feel the strength and beauty in the stop I feel everyone should see it once in their life
Written January 14, 2020
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sdurkin24
St. Petersburg, FL161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very easy to find and to get to, however, it is imperative that you buy your ticket for your specific day and time ahead of time, unless you likely won't be able to go see it as they'll most likely be sold out (we went on a Saturday, as of 9 am they were sold out for the day - we had bought our tix beforehand). You can see the waterfall from the parking lot, but I definitely recommend paying to walk up and go see it up close. There's also a little hike which is not difficult to get up to higher elevation to see it better. It is very touristy, there will be alot of other people around you, but I still recommend seeing it as it's one of the easiest and most beautiful waterfalls to see in the area. As an aded bonus, definitely recommend Multnomah Falls Lodge to stop for lunch or brunch - the food was delicious, only to be surpassed by the beautiful ambience!
Written August 7, 2023
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Cheyb29
Salt Lake City, UT144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Very pretty and easy to get to. After reading reviews I was afraid we would have to wait in a long line to get in. We went on a Sunday just before noon and there were a lot of people but not excessively so. We were able to walk in, get our pictures and mostly maintain social distancing. We got delicious marionberry and hazelnut shakes which were all served as contactless as possible. The gift shop was also set up for social distancing. Bathrooms are closed but there are port-o-potties.
Written August 28, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We visited on Saturday 9/12 during Oregon's wildfires. Fortunately we could still see the falls but the air was smoky and hazy. There were still quite a number of people there, more than I would expect.

Parking is free and it is off a left exit on I-84 Highway. If you are using Google Maps, map to the Multnomah Falls Parking. If you just map to the Falls, Google Maps might take you directly in front of the falls where there is only Employee Parking and you will need to detour for 10 minutes just to get back on I-84.

The falls had recently reopened due to COVID and you can also pay to make a reservation for timed entry but because we were visiting when there were hardly any visitors due to wildfires, there was really no need.

From the parking, it is a short walk to the bottom of the falls where you can take a photo of the falls and the iconic bridge. Entry is free.
Written September 16, 2020
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Amy K
Thornton, CO8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Visited in September when a permit was needed to access the falls from the parking lot off of I-84 at exit 31. (Permit needed May thru September 4th). The permit was easy to get on Recreation.gov and cost $2.00. The permit is basically an electronic reservation on your phone. Our permit time was 10am. When we arrived there was plenty of parking available. There are 2 sides to the parking lot so make sure you drive all the way around if you are unable to find a space. From the parking lot, there is a walkway that goes under the highway to reach the falls. There is someone checking permits to enter the walkway. TIP: you can still visit he falls without a permit from historic route 30. The parking lot on 30 is very small and very crowded. We took the short walk up to the bridge and then continued on the path to the top of the falls which was definitely worth it. There is a lookout at the top with a great view. On the path we saw all different ages and abilities. The lodge at the base has restrooms, a water fill station, restaurant, snack bar and a gift shop. Worth the stop!
Written September 7, 2023
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Alan Dayley
Washougal, WA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What an amazing experience! I have lived in this area for over 30 years and seeing these waterfalls never gets old! Unfortunately, due to the excessive traffic these sites draw, there is a reservation system now in place during peak season.

The easiest and most economical way to enjoy the Columbia river Gorge Scenic Highway is now via a hop on, hop off shuttle service. Sasquatch Shuttle has a safe and convenient parking lot right off Hwy 84 at exit 28. Best gig in town! You are able to see all the waterfalls in the waterfall corridor and not stress about vehicle break ins, parking, traffic or any of the other stressors associated with this type of attraction. Gotta check them out! Highly recommend!
Written June 21, 2022
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO1,092 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We visited Sunday morning and got there before there were crazy amounts of people. It is free, and there is only a very short walk, as the main trail is closed due to COVID. Still very pretty. The gift shop was nice. The only restrooms available when we visited were the porta-potties, unfortunately.
Written August 31, 2020
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Josh C
Sun City West, AZ11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This has been a favorite place of mine to visit since the time that I lived in Oregon decades ago. Be sure to plan ahead for a pass into the falls area - although parking may be available, without a time permitted pass, you will not be allowed to the tourist area of the falls. Although the trail to the top is only about one mile, it is steep and those who are not ready for the hike up will definitely feel it for days after. The trail up is mostly paved but due to weather and erosion, it does have some areas that need repair (there is a damaged portion - which is noted at the start of the hike - that only allows one person to pass up or down at a time). The hike up is definitely worth it, though.
Written June 12, 2023
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Whitney S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Don’t do it. There are better waterfalls and they ruined it. So, the falls are fine and there is a lively little path. However, it is a total tourist trap. Now, you are require to make an account online and pay $2. You can’t just pay cash, you have to do it online. Why? Because they immediately sell your email address! My inbox is flooded with junk mail so the we could be packed in with 1000 people and look at the falls for 10 minutes. Not worth it. There are other waterfalls in Oregon totally worth seeing near sisters but don’t go to this one unless you want to have your information sold.
Written June 12, 2022
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GENA2010
Apple Valley, CA1,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Now I can check this off my busker list! I had seen a picture of this on Instagram and screenshot the photos and thought this is a beautiful place to visit one day and after 2 years I made a family road trip from California to see the falls and is was absolutely worth it. Very beautiful falls. Took many pictures and even ate at the restaurant. When I got here there was a shuttle service that takes you to all the falls around and it drops you off and come back around every 30 minutes to take you to the next falls. In total we seen was 5 falls total. Take the shuttle it’s definitely worth it cause if you try to hi you ok your own parking is very limited and you’ll have to keep going in circles for awhile. The shuttle was only $35 per vehicle and worth it. Definitely recommend this and all the falls around.
Written July 16, 2021
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