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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  • Sharon
    New York49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super gorgeous
    If you're staying in Portland without a car, I cannot recommend getting in and out with the Columbia Gorge Express enough—it's only $15 and includes the entrance to the falls, as well as an all-day hop-on, hop-off service in the scenic Gorge area. The falls are obviously the main attraction but I highly recommend taking the hike all the way up, where you'll see 2 more beautiful waterfalls, until you reach the junction. The hike gets calmer since most people don't go past halfway but you'll definitely see some cool bird sightings and beautiful rock formations along the way.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • gregzi
    Lakewood, Colorado69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Waterfall but Go Early
    Because the falls are close to Portland and easily accessible, expect crowds. Go early and if possible in the midweek. The parking lot is small and fills up quickly. The views from the base are great but if you have the ability and the inclination, do the hike. It's paved to the top of the falls. The trail continues beyond the falls to two other waterfalls and is the trail less traveled.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • sdurkin24
    St. Petersburg, Florida161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See
    Very easy to find and to get to, however, it is imperative that you buy your ticket for your specific day and time ahead of time, unless you likely won't be able to go see it as they'll most likely be sold out (we went on a Saturday, as of 9 am they were sold out for the day - we had bought our tix beforehand). You can see the waterfall from the parking lot, but I definitely recommend paying to walk up and go see it up close. There's also a little hike which is not difficult to get up to higher elevation to see it better. It is very touristy, there will be alot of other people around you, but I still recommend seeing it as it's one of the easiest and most beautiful waterfalls to see in the area. As an aded bonus, definitely recommend Multnomah Falls Lodge to stop for lunch or brunch - the food was delicious, only to be surpassed by the beautiful ambience!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Anna L
    Brantford, Canada190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty. Hike from Wakeena if You Can
    These are pretty waterfalls and we enjoyed visiting them. The hike to the top affords nice views. The place is busy and the parking lot was full. I can see why they implemented permits. If you’re sturdy on your feet and don’t mind an approximate 10-15 min hike, park at Wakeena Falls and hike over. There was lots of available parking here and the hike to Multonemeh is signposted. The trail is narrow and well traversed but fairly flat with a few minor inclines. We saw lots of fit and not so fit people hike this, but again, you need decent footwear and to be steady on your feet as there are lots of tree roots and uneven ground.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Nathan S
    Pennsylvania83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Over 600 Feet Of Beauty
    Beautiful waterfall, the drive to get there is also beautiful. Make sure you have a time slot to visit in advance for the parking area because that is required. The crowd at the falls isn’t horrible and the hike to the bridge wasn’t difficult at all. Also features a nice little gift shop.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • SMF-Collegeville
    Batesville, Indiana205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Photo-Op Waterfall
    An interesting two part waterfall with a photogenic bridge over it. It's a short, moderate hike to get to the bridge (and gets more challenging but you can hike to the top - we did not). It is beautiful - but also very, very crowded. It was really too crowded for us to enjoy in the same manner as we enjoyed other waterfalls in the area. Personally, we opted for a photo and then to continue to other waterfalls.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Eli K
    Brooklyn, New York899 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aesthetically Beautiful Waterfall
    The falls is such a nice sight to see. The cascading levels of water is so nice. You can walk up to the bridge (and go even further too). You can also get your feet went downstream of the waterfall by the parking lot. There are other water falls in the area too. You need to make reservations to park by exit 11. But no reservations are needed by the other lot on the old highway road, though there aren’t too many spots. We went on a hot Sunday, and only had to wait 5 minutes for a car to leave.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • My Travel
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature’s best
    A must visit in Portland to see one of the most magical waterfalls. Easy to get to in terms of driving, parking and a quick walk to see the falls. Spectacular views and lots of photos ops. Recommend wearing comfy shoes and not slippers or sandals especially if you would like to walk up to the bridge for another view.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • James c
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma381 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2nd tallest in US
    First stop on columbia river gorge trip and best waterfall obviously. The fall is actually breathtaking. I arrived about 830 before my 9-10 am parking reservation window and I was one of the first ones there. I got to experience it with only another person just sitting and admiring its beauty. A blessing on my part. The hike to the bridge is about 1/8 of a mile and the hike to the top is about a mile up, a little strenuous but worth it . This waterfall is a sight to see, if you only see one thing on the columbia river gorge stretch this is it!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Amy K
    Thornton, Colorado6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Visit!
    Visited in September when a permit was needed to access the falls from the parking lot off of I-84 at exit 31. (Permit needed May thru September 4th). The permit was easy to get on Recreation.gov and cost $2.00. The permit is basically an electronic reservation on your phone. Our permit time was 10am. When we arrived there was plenty of parking available. There are 2 sides to the parking lot so make sure you drive all the way around if you are unable to find a space. From the parking lot, there is a walkway that goes under the highway to reach the falls. There is someone checking permits to enter the walkway. TIP: you can still visit he falls without a permit from historic route 30. The parking lot on 30 is very small and very crowded. We took the short walk up to the bridge and then continued on the path to the top of the falls which was definitely worth it. There is a lookout at the top with a great view. On the path we saw all different ages and abilities. The lodge at the base has restrooms, a water fill station, restaurant, snack bar and a gift shop. Worth the stop!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
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Cheyeanne M
Spokane, WA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you are able to get there in the morning we had the entire park to ourselves at 7 a.m. the magic of this place is beyond compare. The gift shop opens at 9 if you would like to stay. However if you only stay for a half an hour you really feel the strength and beauty in the stop I feel everyone should see it once in their life
Written January 14, 2020
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sdurkin24
St. Petersburg, FL161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very easy to find and to get to, however, it is imperative that you buy your ticket for your specific day and time ahead of time, unless you likely won't be able to go see it as they'll most likely be sold out (we went on a Saturday, as of 9 am they were sold out for the day - we had bought our tix beforehand). You can see the waterfall from the parking lot, but I definitely recommend paying to walk up and go see it up close. There's also a little hike which is not difficult to get up to higher elevation to see it better. It is very touristy, there will be alot of other people around you, but I still recommend seeing it as it's one of the easiest and most beautiful waterfalls to see in the area. As an aded bonus, definitely recommend Multnomah Falls Lodge to stop for lunch or brunch - the food was delicious, only to be surpassed by the beautiful ambience!
Written August 7, 2023
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Cheyb29
Salt Lake City, UT156 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Very pretty and easy to get to. After reading reviews I was afraid we would have to wait in a long line to get in. We went on a Sunday just before noon and there were a lot of people but not excessively so. We were able to walk in, get our pictures and mostly maintain social distancing. We got delicious marionberry and hazelnut shakes which were all served as contactless as possible. The gift shop was also set up for social distancing. Bathrooms are closed but there are port-o-potties.
Written August 28, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We visited on Saturday 9/12 during Oregon's wildfires. Fortunately we could still see the falls but the air was smoky and hazy. There were still quite a number of people there, more than I would expect.

Parking is free and it is off a left exit on I-84 Highway. If you are using Google Maps, map to the Multnomah Falls Parking. If you just map to the Falls, Google Maps might take you directly in front of the falls where there is only Employee Parking and you will need to detour for 10 minutes just to get back on I-84.

The falls had recently reopened due to COVID and you can also pay to make a reservation for timed entry but because we were visiting when there were hardly any visitors due to wildfires, there was really no need.

From the parking, it is a short walk to the bottom of the falls where you can take a photo of the falls and the iconic bridge. Entry is free.
Written September 16, 2020
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Amy K
Thornton, CO6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Visited in September when a permit was needed to access the falls from the parking lot off of I-84 at exit 31. (Permit needed May thru September 4th). The permit was easy to get on Recreation.gov and cost $2.00. The permit is basically an electronic reservation on your phone. Our permit time was 10am. When we arrived there was plenty of parking available. There are 2 sides to the parking lot so make sure you drive all the way around if you are unable to find a space. From the parking lot, there is a walkway that goes under the highway to reach the falls. There is someone checking permits to enter the walkway. TIP: you can still visit he falls without a permit from historic route 30. The parking lot on 30 is very small and very crowded. We took the short walk up to the bridge and then continued on the path to the top of the falls which was definitely worth it. There is a lookout at the top with a great view. On the path we saw all different ages and abilities. The lodge at the base has restrooms, a water fill station, restaurant, snack bar and a gift shop. Worth the stop!
Written September 7, 2023
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Alan Dayley
Washougal, WA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What an amazing experience! I have lived in this area for over 30 years and seeing these waterfalls never gets old! Unfortunately, due to the excessive traffic these sites draw, there is a reservation system now in place during peak season.

The easiest and most economical way to enjoy the Columbia river Gorge Scenic Highway is now via a hop on, hop off shuttle service. Sasquatch Shuttle has a safe and convenient parking lot right off Hwy 84 at exit 28. Best gig in town! You are able to see all the waterfalls in the waterfall corridor and not stress about vehicle break ins, parking, traffic or any of the other stressors associated with this type of attraction. Gotta check them out! Highly recommend!
Written June 21, 2022
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO1,088 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We visited Sunday morning and got there before there were crazy amounts of people. It is free, and there is only a very short walk, as the main trail is closed due to COVID. Still very pretty. The gift shop was nice. The only restrooms available when we visited were the porta-potties, unfortunately.
Written August 31, 2020
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Josh C
Sun City West, AZ21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
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.
Written June 12, 2023
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Whitney S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Don’t do it. There are better waterfalls and they ruined it. So, the falls are fine and there is a lively little path. However, it is a total tourist trap. Now, you are require to make an account online and pay $2. You can’t just pay cash, you have to do it online. Why? Because they immediately sell your email address! My inbox is flooded with junk mail so the we could be packed in with 1000 people and look at the falls for 10 minutes. Not worth it. There are other waterfalls in Oregon totally worth seeing near sisters but don’t go to this one unless you want to have your information sold.
Written June 12, 2022
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GENA2010
Apple Valley, CA1,357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Now I can check this off my busker list! I had seen a picture of this on Instagram and screenshot the photos and thought this is a beautiful place to visit one day and after 2 years I made a family road trip from California to see the falls and is was absolutely worth it. Very beautiful falls. Took many pictures and even ate at the restaurant. When I got here there was a shuttle service that takes you to all the falls around and it drops you off and come back around every 30 minutes to take you to the next falls. In total we seen was 5 falls total. Take the shuttle it’s definitely worth it cause if you try to hi you ok your own parking is very limited and you’ll have to keep going in circles for awhile. The shuttle was only $35 per vehicle and worth it. Definitely recommend this and all the falls around.
Written July 16, 2021
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