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Easter Wahkeena Falls / Multnomah Falls 5 Mile Loop

*Please note the time and the day.  Please don't sign up only to cancel at the last minute.*

Hike Details

Meeting Time: 0830

Meeting Place: Bottom level of the Gateway parking deck.

Hike Distance:  4.8 miles

Hike Difficulty: Moderate, but the climb at the start is tough.

Dogs MUST be leashed.

Drive Distance: Approx 50 miles RT

Photos from our last hike there... http://www.meetup.com/Anyone-Can-Join/photos/11359722/

We will be parking at the Multnomah Falls Lodge, walking the access trail to Wahkeena Falls and hiking from there so that we end back at the Multnomah Falls Lodge.  It is a beautiful hike with several waterfalls and long walks along the creek.

This is a fairly challenging hike, so please be mindful of your own fitness level when you RSVP.

Description from the NW Hiker website...

This hike can be done clockwise or counterclockwise. This description will be clockwise. The paved trail takes the hiker across the bridge between the lower and upper Multnomah Falls, then continues steeply through mostly wooded areas with occasional views and many switchbacks to the top of the ridge.

The trail continues downhill for a short distance then after the turnoff to the view point at the top of Multnomah Falls, the trail becomes unpaved. There is a large stone bridge across Multnomah Creek, then the trail begins to climb again but not as steep. After crossing the bridge there is a junction to the right to the Perdition Trail which has been closed for several years due to unsafe conditions.

Continue up Trail #441 pass many outstanding waterfalls for about .8 miles and turn right at the junctionto Trail #420. This trail continues uphill for another .8 miles then intersects an optional way down to Wahkeena Falls by Trail #419. Or one can continue on Trail #420 which takes the hiker past the trail to Angel's Rest and continues downhill past Fairy Falls to Wahkeena Falls. There is a short half mile hike back to Multnomah Falls that parallels the Old Columbia River Highway.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Always a gorgeous hike! Beautiful day for it!

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect weather. Lots of fun. Chill peeps.

    March 31, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    Want to go but my 'dogs are barkin'"

    March 31, 2013

  • Amy R

    Are we going to carpool ?

    March 30, 2013

    • Dave

      That's the reason we meet at the Gateway parking deck. It's a good place for people without rides, or who wish to ride with others, to all meet and work out arrangements.

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Deborah R.

    I changed plans- have a fun hike! Blessings to you all on this day.

    March 30, 2013

  • Richard von R.

    If I'm not out too late dancing, I will be there. Don't want to take a spot away from someone sure

    March 30, 2013

  • Deborah R.

    I'll meet you right in front of the lodge- what time do you think you'll be at Multnomah Falls?

    March 29, 2013

    • Dave

      No set time, but I assume around 9-ish as it is a 30 minute drive. But that said, the only place I look for people is at the gateway. Outside of that you are going to have to find us (which should not be hard that early in the morning).

      March 30, 2013

  • Delia G.

    Hi Dave how long we can be there?

    March 28, 2013

    • Dave

      It depends on several factors, but a return by 2-3PM should be expected. But if you have plans or need to be back in the afternoon, please do NOT sign up.

      March 29, 2013

    • Delia G.

      Ok, maybe next time.have fun:)

      March 29, 2013

  • Deborah R.

    Looking forward to it!

    March 29, 2013

    • Deborah R.

      Also, I ll meet you at Multnomah Falls

      March 29, 2013

  • Cynthia

    With plans in the afternoon I had better cancel. Hope to go another time.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dave, I will meet you at Multnomah Falls; looking forward to catching up with you.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes!

    March 28, 2013

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