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{What to Expect When Visiting Dreamy Multnomah Falls}

· Oregon ·

July 7, 2017 4 Comments

Sometimes you see an image that is so incredible it becomes engraved in your mind.

When I first saw a photo of Multnomah Falls I thought it had to be a painting, it was too enchanting and beautiful to be real.

To my surprise it was an actual location, and from that moment on, I was eager to see it for myself.

The best part is that a short 35 minute drive from Portland will have you taking in this magnificent nature sight.

Upon arriving to this famous landmark, we found the biggest surprise be be how easy and accessible the waterfall was.

Just a short walk from the parking lot, and you are at the base of this impressive giant.

Talk about a super family friendly option to an absolutely stunning waterfall!

The first glance at the Multnomah Falls leaves you in awe, such jaw dropping landscape in perfect harmony with the grand size of the waterfall.

We decided to the hike up the fall so we could take on the views at different levels.

The lush green scenery and friendly fluffy caterpillars were an added touch that kept our family entertained along the way.

Unfortunately, we only made it halfway up the waterfall as our kiddos were getting tired, and without any safety railing along the edge, we decided that was high enough.

Of course we had to finish off our fantastic time there with a delicious ice cream cone.


Suggestions for visiting Multnomah Falls With Kids:

-We visited the waterfall from Portland, which was a an easy 35 minute drive. If you are in the area and are limited in time, this is an excellent place to explore near the city.

-As mentioned before, the base of the waterfall is just a short walk from the parking lot and it’s also free making it the perfect family outing for any age.

-While the base of the falls was quite packed and busy with tourists, we found that the higher up the trail we climbed the crowds grew fewer and fewer.

-There is very little safety railing on the trail leading up the waterfall. The path is also a bit steep, so when traveling with kids, please keep a close eye on them. At times the path was narrow and with other hikes coming down, we made sure go keep our kids on the inside of the trail.

-If you do decide to venture up, keep your eyes pilled for furry caterpillars, they were so cute and fun to hold – definitely a highlight for our kids.

-There is no wrong time of the year to visit the waterfall. It’s beautiful and popular during all seasons.

-There are bathrooms, shops and an even an ice cream cart at the base of the waterfall. A great place to sit and relax while enjoying the view of the waterfall is use it to refuel after the hike. 


The time we spent in this storybook location was peaceful and magical, and I am so glad we were able to experience its beauty firsthand.

If you have any additional suggestions not mentioned above, please be sure to comment and let us know.

Thanks so much!

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    July 12, 2017

    This place is definitely on my list, but maybe in a couple of years now, there are plans for some other activity. Thank you for such a nice article.

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      July 14, 2017

      I hope you can make it there one day indeed my friend, it’s worth visiting. I appreciate your kind words and glad you enjoyed the article 🙂

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    July 12, 2017

    I used to live in Seattle and travel to Portland at least once a year to visit relatives there. Out of the blue, my father drove us to Multnomah Falls on one of those trips. I’d never heard of it before, but we had SO MUCH FUN hiking to the top and taking pictures. Later, when I was on a road trip with a bunch of college friends, I stopped to show them Multnomah Falls. They loved it too. And by the way, one of those friends became my husband! I loved re-living my memories through your photos!

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      July 14, 2017

      I love those stories and it certainly sounds like you had beautiful memories there. How fun that you even visited with your husband when you were just friends. Thanks for sharing dear – xoxo! ❤️