Blue's Boots

Andrea's adventures on the trail…

Top o’ the Multnomah to ya!

on March 25, 2013

I decided, coming home from Hood River this weekend, that after driving past Multnomah Falls dozens and dozens of times over the years, I’d better get up to the top at some point. I was early enough to avoid most of the weekend crowd on a beautiful day.

The trail is paved the whole way, except for the last 1/10th of a mile. It’s a series of switchbacks that take 1-1/4 mile to get up to 620 feet elevation to the top of the falls, and it reaffirmed my hatred of walking on pavement. But I did it anyway, and glad I did.

The lookout platform at the top is wonderful, literally built out over the drop-off of the top of Multnomah Falls, with the tiny little parking lot 620 feet below. There are some nice views of the Columbia River and the Gorge along the way too. I only saw a couple of people up top, but on my way down the hordes of tourists had arrived and were huffing and puffing their way to the top, so it was perfect timing for me to make my escape 🙂

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