“In 1995, a 400 ton boulder fell 225 feet from the face of the [Multnomah Falls]…It caused a 70-foot splash…which in turn caused minor injuries to a wedding party that happened to be on [the bridge] for photos at the time.”
Multnomah Falls is not only one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States (standing at 620 ft), but it’s also one of the most accessible attractions in the Greater Portland, OR area. Read more HERE. Because of it’s easy access, it’s high up on the list of “to dos” in Oregon. Not only is parking limited, but the mobs of tourists that flock to the site each year love to stand in your shot. Unless you enjoy removing unwanted portions of pictures with Photoshop, I suggest you get an early start.
One aspect that does make this waterfall special is that it’s fed by underground springs, located beneath Larch Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge. Though the tallest waterfall in the US stands at a far greater height (Yosemite Falls at 2,425 ft), no other waterfall of this stature comes from a hidden source. A 12+ mile round trip hike brings visitors to the top of Larch Mountain, and past the origin of the famed falls. Read further details HERE.
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