Wahkeena Falls

Western Gorge, Oregon

Wahkeena Falls
Wahkeena Falls (photographer: Greg Lief)

Trail Features

  • WaterfallWaterfall
  • Beautiful ViewsBeautiful Views

Trail Description Driving Directions

alert Trail Alert, Apr 11, 2019: Due to rockfall hazards, most of the the Multnomah-Wahkeena Falls Loop trail system is closed indefinitely. From the Multnomah Falls trailhead, the trail remains open until Benson Bridge. From the Wahkeena Falls trailhead, the trail is open for 1.5 miles and is closed at the intersection with the Devil's Rest trail.

This beautiful trail starts by crossing a wooden bridge over Wahkeena Creek. Be sure to head right here; the trail to the left leads to Multnomah Falls. The trail climbs to a stone bridge at the base of Wahkeena Falls, where spray on the trail here is year-round. In the winter, this can get very icy. The trail then starts up a steep section, climbing about 400 feet in half a mile. At the top of this first climb, you'll crest a ridge. Follow the pavement out to the point, called Lemmon's Viewpoint. Return the route you ascended.

- Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of oregonhikers.org. + Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 2.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 850 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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Driving Directions

Wahkeena Trailhead:  Travel east on I-84 to Exit #28/Bridal Veil. Drive east on the Historic Highway 2.4 miles to the Wahkeena Trailhead. Travel west on I-84 to Exit #35/Ainsworth Park. Drive 5.6 miles west on the Historic Highway to the Wahkeena Trailhead. + Read More

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