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“Nice little hike and falls”
Review of Wahkeena Falls

Wahkeena Falls
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Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Troutdale
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Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Like others in the area this is a nice little hike and falls along highway 30. If you're along this stretch of road then your obviously looking for some natural beauty. Stop and take it in. There are short and long trails so pick your endurance and enjoy.

Thank Eric P
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"beautiful waterfall"
in 13 reviews
"short hike"
in 14 reviews
"parking lot"
in 13 reviews
"nice hike"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
in 4 reviews
"trail continues"
in 3 reviews
"foot waterfall"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"stone bridge"
in 2 reviews
"the loop"
in 4 reviews
"paved path"
in 2 reviews
"switch backs"
in 2 reviews
"amazing sights"
in 2 reviews
"catch your breath"
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"actual waterfall"
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"head directly"
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"landing area"
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Moderate hike about 5.5 miles including the hike from Multnomah Falls Lodge back to the Wahkeena Falls trailhead on the Return Trail. The ONLY reason I down-rated this hike was that I hate the crowds at Multnomah Falls. We hiked in from Wahkeena trailhead, took Larch Mt. trail and dropped down to Multnomah Falls/Benson Bridge, the tourist hiking mecca of Portland. Until then, the hike is absolutely stunning: you'll see Wahkeena Falls, of course, then Fairy Falls, Ecola Falls, Weisendanger Falls, Dutchman Falls, and finally Multnomah Falls. Once you cross Multnomah Creek just above Multnomah Falls, the crowds are thick and often inconsiderate. There is a severe lack of 'trail etiquette" that you see on other hikes: Groups walk side by side across the trail REALLY SLOWLY and don't move over for faster hikers to pass. I found that using bicycle language (i.e. saying loudly "Passing on the Left") worked pretty well, though. Otherwise, this really is a worthwhile hike and I can't wait to do the alternate loop: Multnomah to Horsetail Falls.

Thank TAP1175
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

The short hike takes you an impressive waterfall with a mist swirling all around. The bridge gives you a very up close look that captures the power and majesty of water falls. A sort hike up from the falls is a sitting area that is in the afternoon sun. The perfect picnic spot. You can hike further if you are inclined or take the short walk back down to the parking area.

You can park all along the road either before or after the trail head.

Thank McWett
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We hiked to several waterfalls during our brief stay in the gorge, and this was one of the nicest, as well as shortest. The half-mile trail is very well designed and well maintained. The forest was comfortable on a hot day, and we saw some wildflowers that we did not see elsewhere in the area. This hike was not crowded, even though it is only a few minutes from Multnomah Falls.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a short walk from the parking lot to the bridge where you can feel the spray of the falls on you (and your camera). Flow seems more powerful than Multnomah - which can be felt on the bridge. Perfect for a nice hot sunny day in July!

Parking is easy to find, right at the base of the trail. More parking available the earlier you go in the day. The falls are a beautiful place to relax, breathe the fresh air and enjoy nature.

Thank lysmekah
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