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Multnomah Falls, Oregon: Plan your visit to this Oregon Iconic Landmark

Multnomah Falls is a breathtaking waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. It’s one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the Pacific Northwest, standing at a height of 620 feet (189 meters), and has more than 1.3 million visitors a year taking in the views. The falls are fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, creating a stunning two-tiered cascade.

Plan your trip to Multnomah Falls (Exit 31 I-84) with a Timed Use Permit

We recommend you plan your visit to Multnomah Falls by purchasing your permit in advance or visit earlier in the day to avoid the crowds. Starting May 24, 2024 through September 2 a timed use permit will be required to access Multnomah Falls from Exit 31 off of Hwy 84 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Timed use permits will not be required on the Historic Columbia River Highway/U.S. 30 in 2024. However, this route is extremely congested in the warmer months and parking is limited at the small lot along the Historic Highway/U.S. 30 at Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls permits are available On Line Here for a $2 transaction fee per vehicle. A limited number of permits will be available for pickup without a fee at the Gateway to The Gorge Visitor Center in Troutdale and Cascade Locks Historical Museum in Cascade Locks.

Option 1: Make an advance reservation
Permits are available up to 14 days in advance. Reservations cost $2 per ticket. Visitors will access Multnomah Falls and the Historic Lodge from the Interstate 84 parking lot at Exit 31.
Columbia Gorge Express

Option 2: You might want to consider taking public transportation to the falls.
Are permit reservations already full? Don’t want to deal with trying to find parking? Consider leaving your car at home. 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. Timed Use Permits to Multnomah Falls are not required if you choose to ride the CAT Columbia Gorge Express, Gray Line Open-Air Waterfall Hop-On Hop-Off TrolleySasquatch Shuttle, or others. Consider choosing one of these other tour services, some of which host large group tours into the Gorge.

According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

Where To Stay. What To Do. Where To Eat. Where To Play. The Oregon Trail Of Waterfalls Map From The Oregon Bed And Breakfast Guild Will Inspire You

Download the Oregon Trail of Waterfall map and start the new year right with some Oregon inspiration. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

You’ll find a mountain of epic trip ideas for your next outdoor, cultural or culinary adventure in every corner of the state. Now more than two dozen inns are ready to help you plan your most EPIC Oregon road trip!


Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guildmember Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

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