Multnomah Falls

There are plenty of options for hiking the trails to get a closer look at the falls, or just to take a serene walk in the woods. Follow the Larch Mountain trail 1/4 mile to the historic Benson arch bridge. From there, the top of the falls is just one mile further (this is fairly steep, though!). The truly hardy may want to continue on the Larch Mountain trail to the top (six miles), where you'll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge. Free trail maps are available at the Visitors center. For the more serious hikers, there are more detailed maps that can be purchased.

A brochure about Multnomah Falls is available in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.

Hike the trails

Get a closer look at the falls or a walk in the woods

Inside the Lodge (duplicate)

Inside the Lodge (duplicate) (duplicate)

Inside the Lodge (duplicate) (duplicate)

Visitor Center

The Multnomah Falls site is rich in history--natural, cultural, geologic. You can discover and uncover many treasures with the help of exhibits, signs, brochures, books, and naturalist activities and programs. The Forest Service information center is open seven days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM. The desk is staffed jointly by the Friends of Multnomah Falls and the U.S. Forest Service. The staff is happy to serve you and answer your questions about the falls and the Columbia River Gorge.

USDA Forest Service
(541) 308-1700

Multnomah falls visitor center

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

USDA Forest Service
(503) 695-2372

Learn the history & more!