Multnomah Falls & Columbia Gorge Tours – Portland Oregon
About Our Multnomah Falls & Columbia Gorge Tours
About Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls is arguably “the granddaddy” of the 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. It is also considered the second tallest year round waterfall in North America, at a towers 620 feet high. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.
Geologically, underground springs from Larch Mountain are the source of water for the waterfall year round. This underground source is augmented by runoff from the Cascades’ snowpack in the spring and rainwater during the other seasons.
Visiting Multnomah Falls
This spectacular falls attracts large crowds in the summer and weekends, so plan accordingly and go with Sea to Summit Tours and Adventures.
One of the Portland area’s must-see attractions, Multnomah Falls has been dazzling visitors for ages. In addition to the natural splendor, the Falls also offers many great ways for visitors to explore. Starting with a view point at the base of the falls, you’ll find the perfect place for photos and simply taking in the majesty of this natural wonder. From there, a relatively easy paved foot trail leads to the famous Benson Bridge. This 45-foot overpass offers an impressive view of the upper falls’ plunge pool, as well as a look down over the lower falls.
For more ambitious visitors, a hiking trail continues steeply for another mile to the top, featuring sweeping Columbia River views along the way. Once at the top, be prepared for the unforgettable sight from the Multnomah Falls Upper Viewpoint. This balcony is pitched over the edge of the falls a dizzying 620 feet from your starting point below!
Once back down, be sure to visit the charming gift shop and enjoy some lunch at the on site fine dining restaurant to round out an fantastic day of Pacific Northwest sightseeing.
While Multnomah Falls is a main attraction of the Columbia River Gorge it is only one of the many beautiful falls visited on these historically and geologically informative tours.