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 7 May 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 24 May 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 June 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 June 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 June 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 June 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
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Dracoschnauzer Dad
Los Angeles, CA613 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazingly stunning falls. Easy to get to from Portland. Touristy but not annoyingly so. Great picture spot. Drive to falls from Portland is also stunning.
Written 26 March 2024
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J9453ZKsharonh
Hillsboro, OR27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Multnomah Falls never disappoints. My son and I stopped on our way home from a trip up the Columbia River Gorge. It was a great time to visit the falls. The parking lot fills up during the summer months, but we went on March 1 and it was pretty quiet. The falls were roaring, with several small accessory falls, thanks to plenty of rain and snow in the preceding days. Gorgeous views, beautiful nature, and not too many people. I highly recommend going in the winter months.
Written 8 March 2024
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PH2003
Denver, CO368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Waterfalls was one thing I was excited to see in the PNW and this one didn’t disappoint. Even in the off-season, I’d recommend getting there as early as you can because parking is in short supply. We got there around 10am and parked just fine at both Wahkeena Falls and Multnomah Falls, but when we left there were a lot of cars waiting for parking spots to open up.

It also is pretty chilly in February, so don’t forget a jacket and a hat. As you get close to the falls, you get a lot of the mist on your face and that gets cold if you’re not used to the weather.
Written 10 February 2024
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Alicia D
Dallas, TX19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you’re a nature lover, you will truly enjoy Multnomah Falls. The waterfall is easy to get to and the parking is convenient as well. The hike up to the bridge is not bad at all. Lots of good photo ops too! There is also a restaurant which was very good and a souvenir shop. Absolutely loved this experience, Highly recommend!
Written 23 January 2024
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We almost didn't go because of how touristy this place gets, and on top of that if you miss the turn to get in here, you're going to have to drive a really long ways to turn around and come back. Also, if you're a military veteran, parking is free, just FYI.
The falls were grand and majestic, and we spent about 2 hours here just taking it in. There's a bathroom, gift shop and some snacks here. I know the crowd and the minusha to get here might seem like too much, but it was definitely worth it.
Written 5 January 2024
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mama_burke
Apalachicola, FL27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Stunning waterfall! Easy access to lower level from parking area directly off the interstate via an under-roadway tunnel. Be VERY aware of crime in the area and at least lock your vehicles. We thwarted a group of thieves breaking into our truck because we were able to see them from elevation looking across the highway. Husband was able to activate the alarm and they scattered to their vehicle and took off down the interstate.
Written 16 December 2023
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Michael T
Salt Lake City, UT41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
This waterfall is beautiful year round. I went in winter and there was plenty of snow and ice around the falls. It’s easily accessible year round.
Written 9 November 2023
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Vinz
New York City, NY90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Coming here is definitely on my bucket list. Multnomah Falls in Portland is around 2 hours drive from Tukwila, Washington. There was a little drizzle when we left but it cleared as soon as we arrived at our destination. The view from below is majestic and that bridge added a nice touch with the fall in the background. There were a lot of people but you can still manage to take a picture without anyone blocking your view. We didn't bother to climb up because we've taken all the pictures we needed. There's a nice souvenir shop nearby if you want to take home mementos from your trip.
Written 31 October 2023
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mtgirl1982
Billings, MT187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
lots of beautiful waterfalls and great fall colors. enjoyed walking / hiking around. it was not to busy when we were there and parking was easy to find. worth the stop
Written 24 October 2023
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marcella t
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Traveling the west coast. We are from Florida and have been here before. The day was drizzling rain. We did appreciate out hiking shoes. The path is paved. Switchbacks leading to the bridge are an easy ascent. There are clean bathrooms. There is a restraunt, gift shop, and expresso/snack shack. The falls are beautiful. Good to enjoy the gifts of nature
Written 5 October 2023
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