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Multnomah Falls

Columbia Gorge Historic Highway (map 3)Interstate 84, Exit 31
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    Very beautiful. Views are pretty and peaceful

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    One of the Portland area's most famous natural attractions. If you are looking for a taste of the beautiful nature of Oregon the gorge is a great option. It's not too far from the city so it's easy to do if you are visiting the area.

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    This is a beautiful hike that's easy and family-friendly. You'll definitely run into a lot of people on this trail because it's a tourist spot and very popular. The waterfalls are gorgeous so you'll snap a lot of nice photos too! I love being around nature and the air is clear, and it's just a very relaxing spot to check out.

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    Gorgeous Columbia Gorge Falls. And don't forget Horseshoe Falls while you are in the area. Just a 45 minute drive from our chateau.

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    If you plan to visit the Portland area and was to do something outdoorsy, you should check out Multnomah Falls. It is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Portland. The falls are beautiful and the hike is very scenic and will get your heart pumping. The trails here are paved and there are a few to choose from. Make sure to bring a camera with you to capture the beautiful view at the top of the mountain.

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    Quick 20-30 min. drive from Portland, and you're in civilized-hiker heaven. Tame enough for the old, young, and wary--yet stunning enough for the adventurous, spry, and experienced, the Falls hikes will provide spiritual recharge and more importantly, amazing photo opportunities.

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    Breathtaking

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    Multnomah Falls is one of the iconic views of Oregon. Beautiful from the parking area/restaraunt, a short walk up a paved path brings you to a bridge above the lower falls, and close enough to the upper falls to feel the spray. Continue about a mile more, up 11 switchbacks, and you'll get to stand at the top of the upper falls and look out.

    This was the highest uninterupted falls in the country until ~a decade ago when a rock fell, causing the upper falls to hit the cliff on its way down. In the winter the falls will freeze, creating a new and beautiful view.

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    Multnomah Falls is located on the Columbia River Gorge along the Columbia River Highway. The total height of the waterfall is 620 feet. It's grand and impressive and serves as a prerequisite stop on the highway.

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    Just outside of Portland, Multnomah Falls is the best known waterfall in the area. It's just off the freeway and the falls a re but a few paces from the parking lot. Hikers can take a steep one-mile trail up to the top of the falls, where there's a small viewing area. You can get food, coffee, and souvenirs at the visitor's center. Best of all, there's no admission charge.

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    Very nice waterfall though my favorite is the Punch Bowl. The hike to the top of the falls is a killer and can be really crowded.

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    I'm quite the acrophobe but Multnomah is nothing extreme and plenty fun. The waterfall is beautiful and the bridge near the center is a classic place for the gorgeous view. It's a nice place for a short, populated hike and to get a bit of nature. I've been coming here since I was a kid, it's great for family hikes.

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    This waterfall is an amazing landmark just outside of Portland, Oregon. Only downside is that it is very crowded on weekends. 6 mile hike to the top, better bring water!!

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    Great waterfall. Easy hike to the bridge. Lots of people so it's hard to get some nice shots some times.

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    About 35 minute drive from the inn and a favorite hike, but there are dozens of other waterfall hikes in the area as well.

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Located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls is one of the most striking landmarks in the area. It is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon with a total height of 620 feet. The falls splits into two parts, an upper and lower falls, with 9 feet of river between the two. The upper falls make up most of the height at 542 feet and the lower falls measuring a mere 69 feet. Multnomah Falls are fed from springs under Larch Mountain. With a picturesque trail that crosses the lower cascade leading to the falls it is a must see.

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