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BRIDGE of the GODS Magazine

Multnomah Falls

Jul 16, 2020 02:03AM ● By Gary Munkhoff
Wintery Multnomah Falls and the Multnomah Falls Lodge

Multnomah Falls and Multnomah Falls Lodge - photos © Tom Cramblett

Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with more than 2 million visitors stopping by each year to take in the views! Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies but is usually highest during winter and spring. This is also one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods.

 The Multnomah Falls Lodge, which is run by a concessionaire, is well maintained with bathrooms, a visitor center, a snack bar, and a restaurant that is fully ADA accessible. The visitor information area within the lodge is jointly staffed by Friends of Multnomah Falls and the U.S. Forest Service.

The falls and lodge are just 13 miles west of Cascade Locks via exit 31 on I-84. This is a left lane exit so use caution as you approach the exit.