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Multnomah Falls Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View down to the freeway parking area at Multnomah Falls (bobcat)
Sign at the beginning of the Multnomah Falls Trail (Steve Hart)

Contents

Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • For parking near the Multnomah Falls Lodge between May 24 and Sept. 5, 2022, a Timed Use Permit ($2 fee) will be required for each personal vehicle accessing federal lands adjacent to the Waterfall Corridor between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. just east of the Bridal Veil off-ramp (Exit 28) to Ainsworth State Park (Exit 35).
  • For the I-84 parking area, between late May and early September, you will need to purchase reserved tickets from Recreation.gov.
  • Dogs on leash
  • Restrooms, restaurant, visitor center at Multnomah Falls Lodge

Driving Directions

Drive east from Portland on Interstate 84 to Exit 31 near Mile 31. This exit is accessible from I-84 in either direction. Walk under the footbridge to Multnomah Falls Lodge.

Alternatively, exit I-84 at the Bridal Veil Exit (28) and drive the Historic Columbia River Highway eastward to the Multnomah Falls Lodge parking area.

Alternatives to Driving

  • Columbia Gorge Express runs buses seven days a week between the Gateway Transit Center (Portland) and Hood River. The bus stops five times daily at Multnomah Falls.
  • Sasquatch Shuttle (parking at Bridal Veil) stops at several Gorge trailheads between the Portland Women's Forum and Horsetail Falls, including Multnomah Falls.


Contributors

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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