Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Hey there! It’s been awhile! In the past few months, I had the privilege to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest for the first time ever and LOVED it! I was in awe of the abundant nature up there, and couldn’t stop repeating “this place is so beautiful! ?” to Christina. First, I visited Portland and stayed in Christina’s home on the other side of the border, in Washington. She took me to the nearby beautiful Multnomah Falls – take a look!

Multnomah Falls Oregon
Upper falls
Multnomah Falls Oregon
Lower falls

As you can see, the waterfall is made up of an upper falls and lower falls. They make up a total height of 620 ft!

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With the best tour guide!

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Multnomah Falls Oregon

Multnomah Falls Oregon

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I wanted to climb all the way to the top of the falls! And so we began our ascent…

Multnomah Falls Hike Oregon

Multnomah Falls Oregon

Look how lush and gorgeously green everything is! I couldn’t get over how everything was so green, all the time (even in the winter!). That totally explains why Washington is nicknamed “The Evergreen State.”

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Multnomah Falls Oregon

Multnomah Falls Washington Evergreen

At last, we neared the top. The rapids flowing downstream towards the edge of the waterfall were perfect for me to practice my long-exposure photography. I had never encountered a setting where I could test it out like this!

Multnomah Falls Rapids

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Not too shabby, eh?

Multnomah Falls Washington

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There was also a little ledge that allowed visitors to peer over the waterfall’s edge…

Multnomah Falls Washington

Ayyy, we made it to the top!

On the way back down, we wanted to see where this other trail in the fork would lead us…

Multnomah Falls Trail Washington

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And it took us to this beautiful little alcove, where a mother and her son enjoyed a picnic by the brook. Just how ideal is that?!

Multnomah Falls Washington

This place was probably one of my favorite discoveries of the hike. Its beauty and tranquility could not be matched.

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Multnomah Falls Washington

Those moss-covered boulders reminded me of the trolls in Frozen ?

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We were lucky to have gone on a day where there weren’t too many visitors. The cold (to me) weather and light drizzle must have done it! When I talked to friends who went to the falls over July 4th weekend, I heard that the trail was near impossible to hike because of all the people. So be careful which weekend you choose to go! Now I’m dreaming about the day when I can revisit the beautiful Evergreen state…

Have you ever been to the Pacific northwest? Where did you go? Where would you LIKE to go?

Thanks for reading!

  • Dalo

    One of my favorite places in the world ~ the highway I-84 and I are good friends 🙂 Always nice to drive by and see Multnomah still flowing 🙂

    • Oh that’s wonderful to hear! What other attractions lie along I-84?

      • Dalo

        The “Old Highway” takes you along a route with many similar (and sometimes just as spectacular waterfalls, although much smaller), there are so many waterfalls tucked away along I-84. A treat, as well, is Hood River where the dynamic winds from the West offset the Columbia River current from the East to bring one of the best wind & kite surfing areas in the world ~ and add to this a nice Full Sail brew from the local brewery (and a great sandwich too!) and you’ll never want to leave 🙂 And if you are really up for adventure, venture further East on I-84 and you’ll hit the Pendleton Round-Up in September, and then a drive up into the Blue Mountains (Baker City, the Wallowa Mtns., Anthony Lakes) and find yourself nature’s paradise 🙂