Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway.

The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 165 m and a lower falls of 21 m.

A Bridge over Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River

Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon.

Heights of Multnomah Falls. The Sign

Multnomah Falls is the most famous waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge. There are numerous legends from the native Multnomah people concerning the creation of the falls. The legend says that many years ago the head chief of the Multnomah people had a beautiful young daughter. Because the chief had lost all of his sons in battle, he cherished his daughter with all of his heart.
Multnomah Falls in winter

The cottonwood trees that these photos were taken from were probably cut down when I-84 was built in the 1950s and 60s. They probably grew about where the present day freeway parking lot is located.
View from Multnomah Falls

The lodge in this photo is still there and appears much the same today. It is a day lodge only, and contains a decent restaurant, a gift shop, small Forest Service interpretive center, espresso stand, and restrooms.
Multnomah Lodge near the Falls

A footbridge crosses over the water between the upper and lower falls. The footbridge is named for Simon Benson, who financed the bridge's construction in 1914.
The Multnomah Creek Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway

Northwest cuisine in lodge built in 1925, with panoramic views. Also houses the Forest Service information center.
Small falls at a top of the Multnomah Cascade

It is a fabulous and amazing place!
Multnomah Falls from far distance

Multnomah Falls is located just 15 minutes East of Troutdale off I-84 interstate highway.

You must see it... Good views!

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