Multnomah Falls | Oregon

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Early morning in Oregon. Our little apartment was empty. Our suitcases were packed. We had an airplane to catch before heading off to our next home in South Carolina. Before bidding Oregon a fond farewell, however, we had one last adventure ahead of us.

With all of our current belongings in the back of the car, we headed out into the green woodland roads towards Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge.

The hike up to the falls was about a mile on a paved walkway. Since it was still morning, everything was quiet and the air was still. Austin and I walked hand-in-hand as we made our way onward and upward – moving with our faces turned towards the spay of mist from the power of the falls that descended over the entire trail like a cool, glittering mist.

Multnomah Falls

According to Native American folklore, these magnificent 611-foot-tall cascading falls were created to win the heart and affections of a young princess who yearned for a secluded place to bathe.

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

There’s something so magnificent about waterfalls. I could just stand and gaze at them while listening to them roar forever.

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

The whole walking-up-to-a-group-trying-to-take-a-selfie-and-saying-we’ll-take-your-picture-if-you-take-ours trick. Works (almost) every time.

Multnomah Falls

Even though we had a fantastic view from down below, we decided we wanted to hike up the rest of the way and stand on the bridge and experience Multnomah Falls from above too.

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

All too soon, it was time to head back to the car and make our way towards the airport to catch our flight. If we ever make it back to Oregon, I’d love to find myself at Multnomah Falls again and spend an entire day meandering along the trails and seeing more of this glorious area that is full of treasures that I am certain that I missed.

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  • Just beautiful! My husband is from Kelso WA and keeps telling me about this place. Definitely a must visit! Hopefully we’ll get there before too long.

  • Your pictures are so beautiful! I’ve always wanted to the visit Oregon. All of the pictures look stunning! I’ll definitely have to check this place out if I ever make my way out there. I just came from South Carolina! You’re going to love it there!

  • Your photos are gorgeous! Now I know I need a better camera (phone). Good luck with your move, too. I hope it all goes smoothly!

  • Beautiful! I’d love to visit Oregon someday… Good luck with your move!

  • Wow what a gorgeous place to go for a hike. I always forget how stunning Oregon is.

  • Seriously one of the most beautiful place. I have only been there once many years ago, but it was an amazing experience.

  • That is one of my favorite places, I have been there a few times and never get tired of that view, love it! Looks like you had a great time, great pics too.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • It is so beautiful there! I use to go there almost every year as a child. Then a few years ago my hubby and I spent a weekend in Portland and hiked the whole trail. Such an awesome place to go!

  • What beautiful photos! I’ve always wanted to see this waterfall – it’s a classic I see in images often. Need to make a trip 😉

  • Ashley

    Gorgeous photos!! My parents went here last year and couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful it was! I really need to make the drive and visit!

    xo Ashley

  • One of our favorite places! We always stop there on our way to the Oregon coast.

  • Kira-Marie Burr

    Beautiful pictures!! I haven’t been there but I’m definitely going to plan a trip now!!! Looks so peaceful!!

    • Peaceful is most certainly the right word. Hope you’re able to work it into some future travel plans!

  • Wow that is gorgeous! I’ve never been to Oregon but I would love to go!

    • It is gorgeous! and you should find your way there – it’s worth it!

  • Ginger Marie

    That waterfall is GORGEOUS! I LOVE this! I’ve never heard of Multnomah Falls but now I want to go! haha

    • Haha! Thanks for stopping by, Ginger!

  • Wow…so pretty! I haven’t been to Oregon yet, but it’s on my list!

    • I hope you’re able to make it there. Oregon should be on everyone’s list. 🙂

  • I have only been to Oregon once, but I would love to visit again. The Multnomah Falls are gorgeous and I love the story behind the folklore about themm!

    • Thanks! I loved the folklore too – it certainly adds to the appreciation of the place.

  • linda spiker

    Wow! Just beautiful! I was born in Multnomah Hospital but my family left Portland when I was one year old. I would love to go back!

    • You simply must go back! Oregon is positively magical.

  • Wow, looks absolutely stunning!!!!

  • That waterfalls looks so pretty.

    • Waterfalls are always so gorgeous – I can’t get enough of them!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    We loved that place so much when we were there last year!! Such pretty photos!

  • This is on my to-visit list. I would love to go there this summer. 🙂

    • If you do make it there, I look forward to seeing the photos on your blog, Bella!

  • Karin Rambo

    What a gorgeous place! I can’t wait to get out west one of these days… we have dreams of a pacific coast trip that I’m dying to turn into reality! And also y’all are super cute. 🙂

    • If you do make it West, I’ll have to tell you some of my favorite California spots. The West Coast is called the Best Coast for good reason. 😉

  • Mimi Rose

    Mutlnomah Falls is awesome! I’ve been so many times in the last year taking people who have come to visit me in Portland, and it seriously never gets old. I’m moving out of the Pacific Northwest this weekend too – I’ll definitely have to make one last visit to the Columbia River Gorge. One of the prettiest places. 🙂

    • How lucky you are to have lived in Portland! I lived there for a month, and I am just longing to go back. Are you moving far away?

  • Amanda K

    This place is absolutely beautiful! Definitely adding this to my bucket list of places to visit.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • It’s bucket-list-worthy for sure. I hope you’re able to find your way there soon.

  • Becca Wilson

    This looks like such a beautiful place to visit!

    • It is! The photos don’t even begin to do it proper justice.

  • Oh my gosh how beautiful!! That waterfall is truly stunning. I love how green everything is!! Thanks for sharing
    Danielle | AccordingtoD.com

  • Your pictures here are so gorgeous! I love Multnomah. We didn’t have a ton of time to spend there when we went (mostly because we were starving, haha) so we didn’t get to hike up to the top. Just another reason to go back, I guess!

    • Thank you so much, Shannon! Isn’t Multnomah incredible? We didn’t have much time either because we had a flight to catch so we hope to go back too! PNW is one of my favorite areas to hike.