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Multnomah Falls is arguably `the grandaddy` of the 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. At 620 feet, only three falls in the nation are higher, and none are more beautiful. It attracts large crowds on summer weekends, so plan accordingly. A trail from famous Multnomah Falls Lodge (1925) climbs to the Simon Benson Bridge across the lower cascade, then zigzags to the top.

Fall folliage alert: Autumn’s fiery colors provide a stunning backdrop for Multnomah Falls. To get the full spectrum, you can hike to the top of the falls. It’s 1.2 miles and gains about 600 feet in elevation. Once you’re at the top of the falls, you can take the six-mile Wahkeena Loop Trail, or continue on to the top of Larch Mountain to extend your colorful hike.<\/p>","post_name":"multnomah-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.5772","lng":"-122.116","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/multnomah-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},{"ID":"3701285","post_title":"Oneonta Gorge","post_content":"

Located in the Columbia River Gorge, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon<\/a>, Oneonta Gorge provides a truly unique hiking experience. Comprised of four waterfalls (Lower Falls, Middle Falls, Upper Falls and Triple Falls), what makes the hike memorable is how hikers gain access to Lower Oneonta Falls. To get there, hikers must wade upstream from the creek's outlet. Depending on the season, water can be shallow or waist-deep. Check out the Oneonta Gorge featured in this video<\/a>. <\/p>","post_name":"oneonta-gorge","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.5823","lng":"-122.073","distance":"3.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/oneonta-gorge\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},{"ID":"3701294","post_title":"Ponytail Falls","post_content":"","post_name":"ponytail-falls","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.5883","lng":"-122.068","distance":"3.9","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/bodies-of-water\/waterfalls\/ponytail-falls\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Natural Wonders<\/a>)"},{"ID":"214534","post_title":"Horsetail Falls Loop","post_content":"

Horsetail Falls is named for its characteristic form and plunges 176 feet. Enjoy a short hike to Upper Horsetail Falls, also called Ponytail Falls, where the trail goes behind the base of the Falls. Horsetail Falls is a great spot just to stop and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area.<\/p>","post_name":"horsetail-falls-loop","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.591","lng":"-122.068","distance":"4.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/attractions\/outdoors-nature\/horsetail-falls-loop\/","terms":"a Waterfall<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Attractions<\/a>)"},{"ID":"735","post_title":"Crown Point Vista House","post_content":"

Just as the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom, the Vista House serves as the symbol of the Columbia River Gorge. In fact, the architect of the Vista House -- Edgar Lazarus -- and Emma Lazarus (who wrote the poem of the Statue of Liberty), were brother and sister.

Millions of visitors driving from from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge don't realize the full impact of its beauty until they come around the bend near Corbett at exit 22 and see the famous building on the top of the cliff to the right. This is Crown Point and the building is the Vista House.

The Vista House was built in 1916 at the same time as Highway 30 (what is now the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, and the only way to reach Crown Point). The building was designed to be a place of refreshment and enjoyment of the Columbia Gorge. The octagonal building with its copper dome now houses a museum, gift shop and interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge (the building is open from March-October).

It has survived many years wear and tear from millions of visitors and pounding gales of the east wind (sometimes measured here at 110 mph). The future of the Vista House is now in the hands of the Friends of the Vista House, who are trying to raise over $2 million for a long-overdue restoration.

Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park. For information, call 1-800-551-6949 or (503) 695-2261. Crown Point offers picnicking, historic buildings, a museum, historic and interpretive displays, interpretive displays, and opportunities for viewing scenery.<\/p>","post_name":"crown-point-vista-house","post_type":"resource","slug":"attractions","name":"Attractions","lat":"45.538","lng":"-122.247","distance":"10.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/oregon-adventurecation\/crown-point-vista-house\/","terms":"a
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