the breath-taking panorama which begins with Multnomah Creek dropping over the top of the falls high above the Columbia Gorge floor...
Perhaps the single most iconic location in the Columbia River Gorge, the Multnomah Falls cascades down from 620' above the Gorge floor (in two drops). There is a walking trail which leads from the Multnomah Falls Lodge to the base of the lower waterfalls.
Continuing on, hikers can travel 1/4 mile on to Benson Bridge (see pictured bridge) which allows visitors to cross above the lower falls. Beyond the bridge, the adventurous hiker can ascend a mile long trail to an overlook of the upper Multnomah Falls. From this overlook, visitors can behold the breath-taking panorama which begins with Multnomah Creek dropping over the top of the falls high above the Columbia Gorge floor and ends with a spectacular view across the Columbia River to the Washington side. For the more adventurous traveler, there are a series of trail systems that lead up to the top of the falls as well as the falls source (Larch Mountain).
At the base of the falls is the world-famous Multnomah Falls Lodge (built in 1925) which offers a number of tourism services including restrooms, dining, and a gift shop. Ample parking is accessible from eastbound and westbound exits on the inside of I-84 (lefthand exits). Parking by the lodge (accessible only from the Historic Columbia River Highway) fills up quickly - especially on busy summer weekends. Space is tight, so expect difficulty if indeed few parking spaces for RV's.
- I-84, Exit 31 (Eastbound and Westbound)
- Also accessible from the Historic Columbia River Highway (Hwy 30)