Let's jump to travel to the land of America. I ever talk about America before but I forgot it. Since there is no America label in my post categories so this post will be the first post which tagged as America. Let's talk about Multnomah Waterfalls because it is so long time I didn't talk about waterfalls, I have many topic but I choose Multnomah waterfalls now.
Multnomah Falls is the most famous waterfall and could very well be Oregon's prime waterfall attraction. This waterfalls fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, usually it's highest during winter and spring. Multnomah Falls offers one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods. Five flows of Yakima basalt are visible in the falls' cliff face. By this short explanation we know that this waterfalls must be busy, yap... it is visited nearly 2 million visitors a year.
Why this waterfall so popular?
I will tell the reason why this waterfall so popular.
It towers over the adjacent viewing deck and historic lodge (built in 1925). Its cumulative height of 620ft is comprised of 541ft for the upper falls and 79ft for the lower falls. With these dimensions, people often quote that is the tallest major waterfall in Oregon (wonder what the tallest is?), the 2nd tallest year-round waterfall in the US, and the 4th tallest year-round waterfall in North America. We'll leave it up to debate whether these claims are accurate because we're also skeptical. But what makes this waterfall so iconic is the Benson Bridge - a concrete arched bridge spanning the top of the lower waterfall.
How to get to Multnomah Falls
- Traveling West on Interstate 84, you may access Multnomah Falls via the Historic Columbia River Highway at Exit 35 or you may use the freeway parking lot by taking Exit 31.
- If you are traveling East on Interstate 84, you may access Multnomah Falls via the Historic Columbia River Highway at Exit 28 or you may use the freeway parking lot by taking Exit 31
- It is recommended that people with disabilities use Exit 28 (traveling East Bound) or Exit 35 (East and West Bound) for direct access to the lodge.
- If you are traveling East and would like to see the key waterfall area in the gorge you may take Exit 17 or 18 and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Here are others Multnomah Falls collections, credit to all source that I forgot which one I visited.