Multnomah Falls: Plan your visit this Oregon Iconic Landmark
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By Mary Pellegrini

Multnomah Falls is a breathtaking waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. It's one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the Pacific Northwest, standing at a height of 620 feet (189 meters). The falls are fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, creating a stunning two-tiered cascade. It's a popular tourist destination, offering hiking trails and stunning viewpoints for visitors to enjoy.

There is limited parking at Multnomah Falls. If the lot is full, you may have to park along the Historic Columbia River Highway. But be aware that parking along the highway is prohibited in some areas, and you could be ticketed. If you are unable to find a parking space, you may want to consider taking public transportation to the falls.

Option 1: Make an advance reservation
Due to the limited parking capacity at Multnomah Falls, timed entry permits are required during the high summer season if you arrive in your own vehicle. Permits are available up to 14 days in advance. Reservations cost $2 per ticket. Visitors should access Multnomah Falls and the Historic Lodge from the Interstate 84 parking lot at Exit 31. Stopping in front of the Lodge on the Historic Columbia River Highway is not permitted. NOTE: A limited number of same day permits are available each day at the Gateway to the Gorge Visitors Center in Troutdale and the Cascade Locks Historical Museum in Cascade Locks.
Columbia Gorge Express
Option 2: Take a shuttle
Are permit reservations already full? Don't want to deal with trying to find parking? Another way to access Multnomah Falls is via one of the many shuttle systems in the Gorge. There are multiple direct and hop-on, hop-off shuttles to choose from, with parking pick ups in Troutdale, Corbett, Bridal Veil, and Dodson. Or, you can take the Columbia Gorge Express which stops in Portland, at Multnomah Falls, in Cascade Locks, and in Hood River. Advanced reservations to Multnomah Falls are not required if you arrive via one of the shuttles.
Check out the map of the shuttle options

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