Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls
Pardon the very wide angle lens

From Wikipedia: Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls, and by the United States Forest Service, as the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.....

For those traveling to the area, the falls may be visited from either the Historic highway or directly from I-84 although they have separate parking lots. I-84 has a well marked parking area in the median of the freeway with a left exit, and a left return. It may be accessed from either direction. If the old highway is to be used, one must first get on the old highway which is possible about 3 miles or so before arriving at the falls.

Regardless of the accuracy of the Wikipedia claims, this falls is special to Oregonians and often visited. the foot bridge and lower level of the falls are not visible in the photo as they are behind the trees.

- - Updated 12/18/2012
- - Updated 10/16/2012