Multnomah Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the Columbia River Gorge. It is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and drops in two major steps. The upper falls measure 542 feet and the lower falls measure 69 feet. The total combined height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet due to a gradual 9 foot drop in elevation between the two falls.
Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
A paved foot trail leads to Benson Footbridge, a 45-foot long footbridge that allows visitors to cross 105 feet above the lower cascade. After a viewpoint of the upper falls, the trail continues up many switchbacks to a platform at the top of the upper falls where visitors get a bird's-eye view of the Columbia Gorge and also of "Little Multnomah", a small cascade slightly upstream from the "upper" falls, which is not visible from ground level. The Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Trail starts at the falls and continues through the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge to Starvation Creek. The footbridge is named for Simon Benson, who in 1914 financed Italian stonemasons to construct the bridge.
During your next visit to the Columbia River Gorge, a visit to Multnomah Falls is a must! Our Skamania Lodge staff members will be happy to help you plan your day.