TIME: Be at the carpool location by 8:30am for an 8:45am departure and a 9:15am start from the trailhead.
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
TOTAL MILES: 5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately 1,600 vertical feet.
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 3.5 hours, depending on party size
Route Description: Join us on this old favorite forest hike from Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Falls. We will start at Multnomah Falls and hike up and across to Wahkeena Springs. From there we will descend to the Wahkeena Falls trail head. Then it’s the connector trail back to Multnomah Falls, where we may have time for a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 3:30 PM
WEATHER FORECAST: Periods of rain with a high near 44
$$$: Suggested donation for outing $2.00 for Sierra Club Members, $4 for Non Members (NOTE: This is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip.)
CARPOOLING: RT Mileage is approx. 20 miles; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/passenger. Exact change is welcome.
DIRECTIONS TO CARPOOL NOTE: Travel Center, 790 Nw Frontage Rd, Troutdale, OR
If you have any questions about the hike or what to bring, call[masked]-0697. This mobile number will work for communication purposes on the day of the hike.
• NO COTTON clothing on this hike. Bring adequate clothing for wet, winter conditions.
• This is a forest hike with some rain
• Our Average speed, out and back, will be about 2-2.5 mph
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Water (min 2 quarts/person)
Lunch and snacks
Water resistant hiking boots/shoes
A water-resistant hat, Rain jacket and pants (even if sunny out)
Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary
Headlamp or flashlight
Matches (stored in a water tight container in addition to matches or a butane lighter)
First Aid Supplies (be sure to include an extra day of any medication you are taking or might
Fire starter (can be candles, chemical fire starter, backpack size fire logs)
$$ for gas and food afterward
OTHER ITEMS (As appropriate)
Gloves or Mittens
Extra Food (Enough for 1 extra day)