Multnomah Falls

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Multnomah Falls
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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This 620-foot cascade is the fifth-largest waterfall in the U.S.
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New York City, NY109 contributions
Apr 2022
We tried going on a Saturday afternoon and it was too crowded, no parking at either lot at all. The very next day, we got to the lot across the lodge at 9am and success, there were spaces left. The day we went had beautiful dry weather so the hike up was good. It is a paved trail but it could get slippery on a rainy day. It took us about 45-60 mins to go up slowly because we took lots of breaks. But it is definitely worth it! Early morning is a great time to see it because it is not crowded at all on the viewing platform at the top. It's a beautiful falls to see even if you just go to the bridge which is only .2 miles from the bottom. Definitely recommend!
Written May 2, 2022
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Alan Dayley
Washougal, WA26 contributions
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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Redding, CA600 contributions
Jun 2022
One of the more beautiful falls in the northwest. The government found a way to tax by a $2 reservation fee but if you show up without it, you might find it already full. The trail is paved & a short walk to such beautiful falls. One of the best sights along the Columbia Gorge.
Written June 27, 2022
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Whitney S
1 contribution
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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Fairfield1,082 contributions
Aug 2020
The falls are beautiful and in person seem even taller than in the pictures. Must see if you are in the area.
We visited immediately after the reopening, Multnomah Falls did not require tickets at that time, but I believe that has now changed. We also didn't encounter a wait for parking or for admission. I think many had not yet realized that the falls were open and there was a wildfire close by during our visit. I would definitely recommend checking the USDA forest service website for the latest updates. Prior to our visit, information on this website differed from the Oregon travel websites which was confusing. I emailed to the contact address with the discrepancy, never expecting to hear back and received several return emails stating that after a meeting with state officials, the website had been corrected. Something like that had never happened to me before and I was impressed with the response.
To reach the falls, you need to take the exit off I-84 in either direction. From the parking lot you walk through a tunnel to towards the lodge. You can't miss it. You aren't supposed to approach on Columbia River Highway (the scenic byway) or drop people off, but during our visit, we saw people doing both. Which brings me to my only complaint during our visit. The details and effort of Covid restrictions is ridiculous, especially for an outside attraction. But I understand that it gets crowded. As we approached the falls, we passed a mask checkpoint and an employee told us not to take off our masks while in the viewing area. Walkways are one direction and chained off. We complied, but most visitors removed their masks immediately after passing the checkpoint. We encountered a large family group (more than 20 people) that were particularly loud and boisterous, running and pushing each other and making it hard for others to enjoy the falls. None of them were wearing masks. The employee seemed intimidated by that group. I am not usually the one who complains about mask enforcement. Personally, I would have felt fine not wearing a mask as long as we were outside. But if you publish "walking flow" maps and require masks, then please enforce the rules uniformly. Every visitor should have to follow the same rules, otherwise there really is no point.
Written October 26, 2020
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37 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Beautiful to see but 4 cars were broken into when we were in our hike, including ours. Seems like an organized effort as rear windows of SUVs broken put. One person had just under $900 charged to their credit card within an hour. Waited on phone for 50 minutes with Sherriff's office only to be told to fill out report online. Locals that we talked to said the car break ins are common throughout area. From us, they got an old backp with sentimental value and 2 pieces of fruit. If you are going to enjoy the beauty of Oregon, be careful
Written May 18, 2022
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Georgetown, KY278 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a beautiful waterfall, let me say it again it is very beautiful. Now, things that were not so great it was kinda costly to even be able to get near the falls (even if that is all you wanted to do). The amount of people were unreal, we found more peaceful areas back in Portland during our visit than we did there. WOW. So before you make the 30 plus minute drive from the city I wanted to share this information with you.
Written April 27, 2022
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Melanie T
New York City, NY4,341 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Multnomah Falls is about a half hour drive east of Portland. You will definitely need to rent a car to get here. There are Ubers, which wouldn't be a problem getting to the falls from Downtown, but it's getting back to Downtown that would be an issue. Luckily, we rented a car for one day so that we can explore surrounding areas of Portland and Multnomah Falls was one of our stops. One of our previous Uber drivers had mentioned that it could be closed if it's rainy/snowy (we visited on President's Day and it happened to be rainy that day) so she suggested we call the park to see if it was open. We did and no one picked up so we decided to just take the chance and drive there anyway and thankfully, it was open.

We arrived at around 9:30 AM and again, since it was cold and a bit rainy - it wasn't too crowded. The rain actually became a drizzle, so it wasn't too bad. The trail is paved but there are some slopes, so it can be slippery so just be mindful of that.

The falls were very beautiful and worth visiting. I was reading that for spring/summer during peak season, you need to book a time slot and it gets super crowded. I think I prefer the cold/rainy day because there weren't that many people on the trail, and you get plenty of photo ops without randos ending up in your pictures.

Highly recommend!
Written March 15, 2022
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Fairbanks, AK146 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was an amazing waterfall to see. The bridge across it was cool, and the hike up to the top was strenuous but worth every thigh burning step. Our advice would be to head to the parking lot off of I-84 instead of going down route 30. It gets really congested with cars and parking is limited. There is a shuttle service called Sasquatch Shuttle which will drop you where ever you like for 5 dollars a ride or 10 dollars all day. Even with the flood of people here, it is still a cool place to visit
Written July 28, 2021
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Apple Valley, CA1,401 contributions
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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