Multnomah Falls Hiking Trail

Multnomah Falls National Park - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - City of Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: Multnomah Falls & Visitor Information Center at Multnomah Falls Lodge

Review: Multnomah Falls Hiking Trail

Multnomah Falls is located next to Columbia River Highway 84, about 38 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The hiking trail is very short, suitable for all ages.

Visitors can reach the base of this world famous waterfalls with only a few steps from the parking lots. With another 0.2mi hike, the trail leads to Benson Footbridge, a 45-foot (14 m)-long footbridge that allows visitors to cross 105 feet (32 m) above the lower cascade. The trail continues for another 1.2mi to a platform at the top of the upper falls where visitors get a bird’s-eye view of the Columbia Gorge. The footbridge is named for Simon Benson, who financed the bridge’s construction in 1914 by Italian stonemasons.

Most photographers stay at the base viewpoint for the iconic shots of Multnomah Falls with people standing on Benson Footbridge. This location is also great for wedding ceremony, banquet and photography. In fact, the movie Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn is filmed here for certain scenes as well!

Multnomah Falls hiking trail is interconnected with numerous adjacent waterfalls trails. Check out the trail map beforehand, so that you can plan your hike accordingly. To download a copy of the trail map, see below for details.

Hiking Trail Loop Map & Direction

Download: Multnomah Falls Hiking Trail Map

People Standing on Benson Footbridge in front of World Famous Multnomah Falls - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, United States of America | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: RAWR~~~ Here comes the dino claw.

Multnomah Falls Hiking Trailhead Entrance Sign - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - City of Portland, Oregon State, United States of America | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: Multnomah Falls trailhead sign

Multnomah Falls Upper Cascade 542 Ft and Lower Cascade 69 Ft - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: Multnomah Falls upper cascade 542 ft and lower cascade 69 ft



At the Base of Multnomah Falls Lower Cascade in Summer - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - City of Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: at the base of the lower cascade of Multnomah Falls

Standing on Benson Footbridge and Looking down Multnomah Falls - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: Standing on Benson Footbridge and looking down

World Famous Multnomah Falls National Park in Summber - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - City of Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

July 9, 2012: entire view of Multnomah Falls

World Famous Multnomah Falls National Park in Summber - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Portland, Oregon State, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

July 9, 2012: If you get there before 8am, the waterfalls is essentially all yours!!!

Other Waterfalls Nearby Multnomah Falls

Horsetail Falls
Upper Horsetail Falls (Ponytail Falls)
Oneonta Falls
Triple Falls
Weisendanger Falls
Ecola Falls
Wahkeena Falls
Fairy Falls
Coopey Falls

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