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“Amazing Waterfall, but Expect a Crowd”
Review of Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This 620-foot cascade is the fifth-largest waterfall in the U.S.
Reviewed February 7, 2014

A visit to Oregon is not complete without a stop at Multnomah Falls, Oregon's highest waterfall. It is incorrectly claimed to be the fourth highest in the US and second highest year-round waterfall in the US, but regardless of its rank, Multnomah is truly spectacular. It's right off the Historic Columbia River Highway and I-84 east of Portland, so very easy to visit, and there are touristy amenities available. There is ample parking, a lodge with a restaurant and restrooms, as well as numerous hiking trails to explore the region further. The falls consists of two drops - the upper drop is 542 feet and the lower drop is 69 feet. In between the two is the Benson Bridge that allows a closer view and continues the trail for those wanting to hike to the top. The photography opportunities here are fantastic, but remember a wide-angle lens to capture the entire waterfall. The only downside is that the area is extremely crowded due its ease of access and proximity to Portland. The hiking trails, however, do offer the opportunity to escape the crowds. But crowded or not, this is definitely an attraction that's not to be missed!

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

We parked in the lot at the base of Multnomah Falls (and lodge) and took the trail to the base of Wakeena Falls and then up and around to the top of Multnomah Falls (approx 4 miles). This is one of the best day hikes I've ever been on. Unfortunately, the Benson Bridge near the base of Multnomah Falls is currently closed due to damage from a falling rock. We hiked two miles east and down to the road (highway 30) and then back on the road for a roughly 4-mile detour. It was definitely worth it.

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Reviewed February 1, 2014

First winter visit here. We expected ice on the waterfall but not yet. Sorry to hear a large rock broke off recently and hit the bridge, leaving a big hole. Bridge still there and looks mostly the same, but there was damage and the walk across it is closed. Still an aqmazing scene and worth a trip from anywhere.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

I saw reviews for this place on tripadvisor, and having some time to kill figured I'd make the drive out there. WELL WORTH IT. Absolutely beautiful, by far my favorite waterfall I've ever seen, and I've been to a lot of places. You can come in from the interstate, but don't take the exit past it, take the exit before it and drive down the road for a few miles, look at the beautiful scenery and there are a few other waterfalls worth looking at on your way there. A MUST SEE in my opinion if within a hrs drive, you won't regret it.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Multnomah falls are the tallest falls on the Columbia river scenic road. they are also the most touristic ones so consider that the parking lot can be full, and you'll need to wait. don't think of parking on the side of the road and walk because there are people who got ticketed for that. we left the car at the previous waterfall- wahkeena falls, and walked for about 10-15 minutes in a small trail. the falls are awesome and high. a lot of people gather to get a picture in front of the waterfalls so getting close is not that easy. going up to the bridge is an easy hike of 10 minutes for an amazing view. the lodge and store is just another tourist trap. I just heard (January 2014) there was a boulder fall, and the bridge will be closed for pedestrians for few months.

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