Multnomah Falls offers a very popular 1/4 mile short hike to the Benson Bridge. Many Hikers with a little more time and hiking ability opt to continue to conquer the 1.1-mile trek to the top. The Multnomah Falls trail is paved from the base to the viewing platform at the top. The Multnomah Falls trail also connects with several other gorge trails, offering many different hiking opportunities accommodating a wide variety of time schedules and hiking skill levels. Information about the different hiking trails accessed from the Multnomah Falls Trail, can be obtained at the Forest Service Interpretive center. The information center is located at the east end of the Lodge.
Detailed trail maps of the Columbia River Gorge are available for purchase on-site or on the Multnomah Falls Lodge Gift Shop. (A brochure about Multnomah Falls is available in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian.)
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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. 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.