Wahkeena/Multnomah Falls loop hike with up to Devil's Rest. Columbia Gorge.

  • March 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This hike will start at Wahkeena Falls Trailhead and will climb up to 1540 feet and loop. We will end at Multnomah Falls Trailhead. Along the way we will visit few waterfalls and streams. Of course, there are some spectacular viewpoints along the trail. We will hike up to Devil's Rest and get a magnificent view of the Columbia River and of course, the gorge itself. My favorite waterfall is Fairy Falls. We will make frequent stops to enjoy the scenery and take pictures. If you are one of these people that hike fast and do not make frequent stops, this hike may not be right for you. After the hike, we can treat ourselves to a meal or ice cream. This will be about half a day hike. So plan on it. If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not signed up for this hike.

I have hiked here before and one of my favorite default hike when I am not exploring new place(s) and want to stay condition. We 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:

http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Multnomah-Wahkeena_Loop_Hike

Hiking time: Approx 3-5 hours depending on the pace.

Distance: about 6 miles round trip (loop)

Elevation gain: 1540 feet

Difficulty: challenging due to steepness of the trail

Here is a link if you need a map:

http://nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike12.html

(you can also print them out)

Bring: 2 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.

If you need transportation out to the gorge, the first meeting place will be at Gateway Transit Center (9:00AM):

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 9:30-10AM. (Multnomah Falls Trailhead)

Directions: Drive east from Portland on Interstate 84 to Exit 28 to Historic Columbia Highway 30 East. Drive about three miles and we will park at Multnomah Falls Lodge and hike half a mile to Wahkeena Falls Trailhead.

Suggested donation of at least 5 dollars to carpool drivers or based on a person's vehicle MPG.

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.

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  • Zhong

    Good and short workout. Good scenery, nice company. Excellent group leader. A bit too crowded (for good reasons!).

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • PJ

    As always a wonderful hiking experience with Papa Goat Chatchay. Couldn't beat the weather! Nice views and fellow hikers. Thank you all for your great pictures! :)

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Becca

    The actually meeting up part what a bit challenging but after that it was amazing time! Would prefer a hike with a bit more to see at the top, but Chatchay was an awesome leader and the group had lots of fun.

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice meeting all the nice people. Would have been better had we been able to meet everyone at the parking garage.

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Fantastic day. What more can we ask for. Nothing but sunshine and blue skies. The people are wonderful and enthusiastic. Thank you for coming out and making this hike wonderful. I will see you on a next hike.

    March 9, 2013

  • Zhong

    Hi Chatchay, we are at the McMenamin on Washington st.

    March 9, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Meet at Multnomah Falls lodge please. Thanks.

    March 9, 2013

  • Mark C.

    I am running a little bit behind I guess I will see everyone on the trail.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rebecca and myself waited at gateway for about an hour and no one showed up. We're headed to the trailhead now. Hope to see you all there.

    March 9, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I'll meet everyone at trailhead

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I want to remind that you signed up for Wahkeena/Multnomah loop hike tomorrow morning. Looks like the weather forecast is going to be sunshine with some clouds. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/corbett-or/97019/weather-forecast/2187355

    If you are not able to attend, please unRSVP so others on the waiting list can sign up. The waitlist is pretty long and will give other people chance to attend.

    Make sure you are well-prepared for this event. Please dress according to the weather forecast.

    Please tell me where are you going to meet at? Gateway Transit Center or Multnomah Falls Trailhead? So I can get a good count where everyone is going to be at.

    If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact me. Chatchay

    March 8, 2013

    • Becca

      See you at the transit center!

      March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you at the trail head

      March 9, 2013

  • PJ

    See you at the Xsit Center.

    March 8, 2013

  • Anjali

    sorry, not in perfect shape for tomorrow.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have to cancel - got invited to interview for job so HAVE to update my resume saturday. So sad I am going to miss meeting you all!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • eli

    Chatchay: brought my group up there yesterday. A good two inches of snow up at Devils Rest. No worries of needing any traction device. Weather should be nice Saturday.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Would snowshoeing poles suffice for hiking poles?

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to hiking with you again Chatchay! :)

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • PJ

    Yeahhhhh, finally Chatchay!!!

    1 · March 5, 2013

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