Visiting Multnomah Falls in Oregon

Multnomah Falls
The most famous waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, is definitely a can’t-miss stop on your tour. Photo credit: Kristin Kendle

Multnomah Falls tops the list as most popular waterfall in Oregon. Even after the devastating fires in 2017, it’s still an incredible natural wonder that should not be missed.

The falls has three drops, totaling 635 feet – an impressive size. It can be easily seen from I-84. For a closer look, you can also get out and see the falls up close as they’re easily accessible from the parking lot. Anyone can walk right up to the viewing platform, take a short hike up to the bridge at the center of the falls, or hike to the top of the falls for impressive views. Multnomah Falls is Oregon’s most popular public destination, with over 2 million people coming to see view it annually.

Finding Multnomah Falls is easy. Traveling east on I-84, you can take the Historic Columbia River Highway exit 28 (for those wanting to see the falls by car), or head to the parking lot at exit 35 for those who want to hike.

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