Oregon October 31, 2016
The One Spot In Oregon That’s Basically Heaven On Earth
Located in the stunning Columbia River Gorge on the northern edge of Oregon, Multnomah Falls is a one-of-a-kind beauty. This stunning waterfall is one of the tallest in the country, and easily one of the most picturesque. It’s a true slice of paradise for anyone who loves waterfalls, hiking, or sightseeing.
Multnomah Falls is located in the Columbia River Gorge just off the Historic Columbia River Highway, about 30 miles east of Portland.
As you approach, you'll be swept off your feet by the majestic cascade and the lush scenery surrounding it.
Multnomah Falls plummets an impressive 620 feet in total, in the span of two graceful tiers. That makes it the second tallest non-seasonal waterfall in the country!
The waterfall was formed between 13,000-15,000 years ago in the Missoula Floods, which carved through much of Oregon and Washington at the last leg of the Ice Age.
The iconic scenery is completed by the picturesque Benson Bridge which straddles the middle of the falls. Standing on this historic bridge, you'll be able to feel the waterfall's mist on your skin and see the enormous cascade up close.
There are tons of amazing hiking opportunities in the area, including the amazing 2.6-mile hike that leads visitors across the Benson bridge, all the way up to the top of the waterfall, and back down the other side.
There are countless gorgeous waterfalls in the area, reachable on scenic hikes or hidden in plain sight. Here's a photo of Fairy Falls, which is located along the gorgeous Multnomah-Wahkeena loop trail, which also starts at the base of the Multnomah Falls Trailhead.
You can also check out the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge, located at the base of the falls. You can poke around the gift shop, grab lunch, or even pick up an espresso drink from the cafe.
This gorgeous place is stunning in every season.
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