IMG_5090Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and is split into an upper falls of 542 feet and a lower falls of 69 feet. We made the 1/4-mile hike up to the Benson Bridge, a photogenic foot-crossing, which spans the falls’ second drop. Not just a great place to enjoy the view, it’s also perfect for catching your breath before forging ahead to the top or returning to the Multnomah Falls Lodge below. Built in 1925, the lodge also has excellent views and is home to a restaurant, gift shop, and espresso bar. Whether you climb to the top, or peer up from the bottom, dress warmly and wear shoes with traction because the waterfall’s spray makes the entire area cool and slick. Dressing for the water also means you’re already prepared for typical rainy weather of the area. When we arrived it was raining buckets but as soon as we got out of the car, it magically stopped long enough for us to enjoy about an hour there. Maybe not as impressive as Niagara Falls, I’d have to say it’s been the most beautiful falls I’ve seen to date. Another check off of my bucket list.

 

 

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