Wahkeena Loop Hike
Wahkeena Loop Trail
The paved trail takes the hiker across the bridge between the
lower and upper Multnomah Falls, then continues steeply through
mostly wooded areas with occasional views and many switchbacks
to the top of the ridge. The trail continues downhill for a short
distance then after the turnoff to the view point at the top of
Multnomah Falls, the trail becomes unpaved. There is a large
stone bridge across Multnomah Creek, then the trail begins to
climb again but not as steep. After crossing the bridge there is a
junction to the right to the Perdition Trail which has been closed
for several years due to unsafe conditions. Continue up Trail #441
pass many outstanding waterfalls for about .8 miles and turn right
at the junction to Trail #420. This trail continues uphill for another
.8 miles then intersects an optional way down to Wahkeena Falls
by Trail #419. Or one can continue on Trail #420 which takes the
hiker past the trail to Angel's Rest and continues downhill past
Fairy Falls to Wahkeena Falls. There is a short half mile hike back
to Multnomah Falls that parallels the Old Columbia River Highway.
Length: 5
Difficulty: Challenging
Pass: None Required
You start this hike in
from the same location
as Multnomah Falls.
Click below for directions.