This hike will start at Multnomah Falls Trailhead and we hike to the upper falls passing Upper Multnomah Falls, Dutchman Falls and Weiendanger Falls. The next four miles is challenging when the elevation gain increases bits by bits. You will get a great views of things along the trail. When we get to the top of Larch Mountain, you will get spectacular views of the gorge and glacier mountains like Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens. Of course, Mt. Hood. We will have lunch or snack and enjoy the view, then we head back down to the trailhead. We will take our time going to and from our destination. If you are one of those people that do not make frequent stops, this hike may not be right for you. After the hike, we can treat ourself to ice cream or dinner. This will be a day hike, so plan on it. We will be back in Portland around 6 or 7PM. If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not sign up for this hike.
I have hiked here before and one of my favorite default hike. We will keep a nice, steady pace and will go at a pace where people are comfortable at. Please be in at least reasonable shape.
Here is the web link for more info:
Hiking time: Approx 6-8 hours depending on the pace.
Distance: 15.8 miles round trip (out and back)
Elevation gain: 4016 feet
Difficulty: difficult to very difficult.
Here is a link if you need a map:
(you can also print them out)
Bring: 2-3 liters of water, ten essentials, good hiking boots, good hiking pole(s) (you need them for balance, descending, and not hard on your knees (of course it is optional), non cotton clothing, sun screen, lunch, snacks. Please plan accordingly. Bring flashlight (in case it gets dark) and micro spikes (in case we have snow at a higher elevation)
If you need transportation out to the gorge, the first meeting place will be at Gateway Transit Center (8:00AM):
Gateway Park & Ride Transit Garage: I-84 east to Exit 7 Halsey St.; take an immediate right on the exit on NE 99th Ave. Parking structure is second building on the right; go to the south end of the building to enter. From I-205 take Exit 21A Glisan St. from either north or south. Proceed to east side of freeway and turn left at the stoplight for NE 99th Ave. Continue past the Park & Ride surface lot to the parking structure. Meet in the southeast corner of the garage.
If you do not want to meet at the Gateway Transit Center, here is a second place we are meeting up at 8:45AM-9:00AM. (Multnomah Falls Trailhead)
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.
Suggested donation of 5 dollars to carpool drivers.
If you have any questions, please message me. Thank you. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this hiking event. Also meeting people and breaking the ice. Of course, having a good time.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.