Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Columbia River Gorge (West)

Wahkeena Falls & Multnomah Falls

Multnomah County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Fees: Reservation required for vehicle access

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 45'-1574'

Current status (as of 3/30/23): not blooming

Peak wildflower bloom at Wahkeena Falls & Multnomah Falls is typically from early April through May into the end of June, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-March until mid-July.* (In 2023, things are running a little later than normal.)

Typical year:

Notes: Due to overcrowding, access to this area is severely restricted in the summer. Beginning in 2022, you will need to purchase a ticket to drive on the Historic Columbia River Highway between late May and Labor Day. (Access to the Multnomah Falls freeway exist also requires a reservation.)

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.