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Sunday Multnomah / Wahkeena Falls 5 Mile Loop

Hike Details

Meeting Time: 08:45

Meeting Place: Bottom level of the Gateway parking deck. (behind the Oregon Clinic)

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 one of our previous hikes there...

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

We will be starting at the lodge, but then walking to Wakenna Falls and heading up from there.  We will finish back at the lodge.  If you decide to meet us at the trailhead, it will be up to you to find us, not vice versa.  We are meeting at the parking deck at 0845, so we should arrive at the lodge sometimes between 0915-0930.

With the recent storms I would expect mud, so you may wish to bring an extra pair of shoes to change into post hike.

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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  • Lisa in the '.

    Thank you for the great hike, Dave! It was a morning of good company and beautiful scenery.

    October 6, 2013

  • Dave

    I forgot the Portland Marathon is on Sunday, so plan for traffic to be busier than usual. I assume parking will also be tight at the parking deck, but I will still be there at the corner BETWEEN the parking deck and they Oregon Clinic.

    October 5, 2013

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