Highest Waterfall in Oregon
620 Foot Falls
My younger brother, Patrick, and I did this hike in the summer of 2003. It is not a hard hike, not much of one at all. It does have some ascension in it, but your average tourist could do it.
Multnomah Falls has been a great roadside attraction since they built the Multnomah Falls Lodge in 1925. I know as a kid we had stopped here a few times on our way out to eastern Oregon. Amazingly, I hadn't ever done the hike until I was 31.
Patrick isn't necessarily the most photogenic person in the whole world. Most of the time it's everything he can do NOT to make a goofy face. This trip was no different. I got Patrick in all kinds of nice poses; he has this hip humping fetish that he displays whenever he gets the feeling for it.
The hike was green so green as to be over-whelming at times. Being from the high desert of Central Oregon, I sometimes forget how green things are in the wet areas of Oregon. Every tree is covered with moss, ferns pack the side of the hill like concert-goers at Ozz Fest.
The trail basically winds up to the top of the falls where there is a small stone dias you can walk out onto and stand just above and behind the falls. It is a really pretty view, and for whatever reason that day, the Columbia River was placid and calm as hindu cows.