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
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.