Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

Multnomah Falls is a 620 foot waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge. It is the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. It is also located right off the highway and so has become the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest. Its popularity started in 1884, when the Oregon Railway operated a train stop at the falls. This stop continued until World War II. Now, of course, there is a parking lot and so two million people a year stop on their way to their final destination to pay Multnomah Falls a visit. Benson Footbridge, provides a beautiful view of the upper falls. You could keep going to the observation deck at the top of the falls. But last I checked, looking down on a waterfall isn’t as magnificent as looking up.

5 thoughts on “Multnomah Falls

  1. tagpipspearl says:

    One of my favorite places to visit while I drive through the Columbia Gorge. As always, beautiful pictures!

    1. Thank you!
      It is so convenient to have such a beautiful place so close to the road to stretch your legs. But it does get crowded! We got there fairly early. They mention on their website that afternoons and weekends are a popular time. An issue that probably only developed recently as our population continues to increase.

  2. Denise says:

    Breathtaking. I love looking up at a waterfall and being misted by the fresh water. These photos are spectacular. So lush. I’d want to stay there. You are having an amazing adventure. I’m happily along.

    1. Multnomah was closed when we were here last year. (A closed waterfall) They wouldn’t even let you access it via bicycle or hiking! They were having such issues with people not social distancing that they just said, “forget it!”.

  3. lgopinath says:

    Loved the pictures….Multnomah is special….I have visited and written on Multnomah too…do checkout

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