Length: 10 miles one way or 12 mile loop
Elevation Change: 2760' gain
Season: Late spring thru fall
Difficulty: Difficult due to steepness of
trail and length of hike
Permit: Not Required
This robust hike takes you past Multnomah Falls and up Multnomah Creek
where you are rewarded with many beautiful waterfalls. Turn left at the Franklin
Ridge junction and follow the trail through a variety of forest covers and wildflowers
in season to the junction to Oneonta Gorge.
By this point you have gained considerable
elevation. There are very few viewpoints on this hike, but the forest experience is
more than worth it. After descending into Oneonta Gorge, you follow Oneonta Creek
past fabulous Triple Falls to the junction where you can either complete the hike
one-way by taking the route to Horsetail Falls in which case you will be delighted
Falls, or continue on Gorge Trail #400
back to Multnomah Falls.
How to get there:
From I-84 take Exit #31/Multnomah Falls. Park in the parking lot and walk under
the footbridge to Multnomah Falls Lodge.
Alternatively, take I-84 east to Exit #28/Bridal Veil and drive east on the
Historic Columbia River Highway to the Multnomah Falls Lodge parking area.
Coming from the east on I-84, take exit 35 (Ainsworth Park) and drive about 4 miles west on the
Historic Highway to reach the Multnomah Falls Lodge parking area and trailhead.