Wahkeena-Multnomah Loop Hike

RSVP'S for this will open Monday, November 26th @ 7:00 PM!!

Wahkeena-Multnomah Loop Hike

TOTAL MILES: 4.9 miles

ELEVATION GAIN: 1600 ft

PACE: “Moderate (~2.0mph)

DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate

ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 3.0 – 3.5 hours

PERMITS: N/A

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 47 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $4.70. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!

We will do this well known gorge loop trail starting at the Wahkeena Falls trail head. The trail climbs past Wahkeena Falls into a gorgeous narrow canyon then continuess up past Fairly Falls. We will continue up, reaching the junction of the Angels Rest Trail but we will forge east through beautiful forests to connect with the Larch Mountain Trail. Here we will turn left and head down past Ecola Falls. The trail will continue to descend past several more small waterfalls as the creek cascades on its course toward the Columbia. We will take a short spur to capture the view at the top of Multnomah Falls before a final descent of paved switchbacks to the Multnomah Falls Lodge. From here we have only a short connector trail back to our vehicles at the Wahkeena Trailhead.

It is December in Oregon so please prepare for wet and changing weather.

Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.

NO DOGS, please.

What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks

• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear

• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*

• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)

• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water

*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful hike and great weather!

    December 4, 2012

  • Ronald K

    I have a great time with the group.

    December 1, 2012

  • Dawn

    Excellent hike! Beautiful scenery, great group of hikers and wonderful leadership!!! And no rain; we lucked out...... Thanks Steve :-)

    December 1, 2012

  • Steve

    Great as always! A great group of people... the rain held off and the hike was great... good times!

    December 1, 2012

  • Gerry V.

    Going!

    December 1, 2012

  • Denise

    My not so smart phone didn't pick up the 1:00 opening email till 3:30, not the big advantage everyone thinks :)

    December 1, 2012

  • Karen B.

    Thanx to all the people who offered to carpool! Sorry I didn't get back to you. I was hoping after today's trip to the chiropractor my neck would be in shape for the outing. I'm still in enough pain tonite I decided to cancel. Hopefully we can carpool & hike another day.

    1 · November 30, 2012

  • Petya

    I can pick up 3 people somewhere around Washington square Mall - or Target at Hall Blvd in Tigard maybe around 8.20 am -let me know

    November 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will see you at 8:20. I will be in a blue Chevy Blazer.

      November 30, 2012

    • Petya

      OK, see you both at 8.20

      November 30, 2012

  • Karen B.

    Carpool to Gateway from Washington County (Tigard) anyone? I can drive or meet at Barbur Blvd transit center (or other location). It doesn't seem right to drive by myself all the way to Gateway.

    November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jenny ... I haven't heard anything from Karen but I'm cool with meeting there for anyone who wants to carpool. Probably would plan on meeting at 8:15 - should give more than enough time. I'll be in a burgundy Jeep Grand Cherokee - just let me know (anyone)under who wants to meet there and I'll plan on it.

      November 30, 2012

    • Jenny

      oops. i confused Tualatin Park and Ride with Tualatin Hills Park... sorry, new to the area... I am from Bethany. I guess I will not go South for carpooling. If i get on the hike, I will meet you at Gateway.

      November 30, 2012

  • Cynthia L.

    RSVP's open during the monthly meeting. Bummed I don't have a smart phone to sign up with!

    November 24, 2012

    • Cynthia L.

      Thanks!

      November 25, 2012

    • Rick L. J.

      I think Denise can only add you as a guest. If Steve is there bug him to add you.

      November 25, 2012

  • Gary Del R.

    So are you going to open it up to take RSVP's?

    November 21, 2012

    • Steve

      RSVP's will open Monday, November 26th @ 7:00 PM Thanks!

      November 21, 2012

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