The Best of Multnomah Falls

I promised I’d be back to show you Multnomah Falls, the most popular of all the waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. It was our last stop before heading back home, and it was a perfect and rain-free fall day.

At 611 feet, Multnomah Falls is the tallest in Oregon and with over 2 million visitors a year one of Oregon’s top attractions. So unlike our visits to other waterfalls in the Gorge, we were not alone. Crowds of people gathered around the base of the falls to get the perfect photo as did I.

There were still a few ragged salmon in Multnomah Creek having reached their final destination.

They started out here, survived life in the Pacific Ocean, then fought their way back up the mighty Columbia River to reach the place of their birth and generate new life.

I first laid eyes on Multnomah Falls 38 years ago on our honeymoon. We’d done a road trip down the Washington and Oregon Coasts, then looped back through the center of Oregon, stopping for a night on nearby Mt. Hood and a visit to the famous falls.

It would be the first of many road trips in our new life together.

~ Susanne

25 Comments on “The Best of Multnomah Falls

    • Thank you so much! I wish my cats were the traveling type but they’re much more inclined to stay home! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Well, they are cats- so traveling has to be their idea, you know. To a cat, a human trying to take them someplace unusually means one of two things- either the vet, or going away and never seeing home again!! Cats donโ€™t like either option!! Mol!๐Ÿ˜น

  1. so this really exists. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I thought it was just a photoshopped image on the internet, too beautiful to be true. ๐Ÿ˜Š hmm, if this exists, I am getting really optimistic about unicorns too. ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos of nature – as I say, “showing off again!” So happy to see how you can explore so much beauty so close to home!

    • Thanks so much! I hope you get a chance to visit Multnomah Falls along with some of the other nearby falls in the Columbia Gorge.

  3. Breathtaking, Susanne! We may be driving right by the falls in early December. Alas, it will be too cold to get out and take a shot, and I will be driving my car, so I will have to wait patiently for warmer weather! Thanks for sharing your stunning shots!

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I’ve been there all different times of year and I loved seeing the fall colors this time. But spring and summer are probably the best.

  4. Of course the kids always had to race us up to the top of the Falls. And we had to constantly remind them not to take the shortcuts that other hikers had made off the trail. Is the path up open these days?

    • Wow, a race to the top! I’ve only been to the bridge part way up. I think it may have been closed this time but I’m not sure as I had no intention of going up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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