In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.
At 620 feet, Multnomah Falls is arguably `the grandaddy` of the 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. It attracts large crowds on summer weekends, so plan accordingly. A trail from famous Multnomah Falls Lodge (1925) climbs to the Simon Benson Bridge across the lower cascade, then zigzags to the top.
Fall foliage alert: autumn’s fiery colors provide a stunning backdrop for Multnomah Falls. To get the full spectrum, you can hike to the top of the falls. It’s 1.2 miles and gains about 600 feet in elevation. Once you’re at the top of the falls, you can take the six-mile Wahkeena Loop Trail, or continue on to the top of Larch Mountain to extend your colorful hike.