Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Columbia River Gorge (West)

Wahkeena Falls & Multnomah Falls

Multnomah County, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 45'-1574'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): past peak

Notes: Whichever trailhead you start from, go counter-clockwise: up Wahkeena, down Multnomah. And be sure to make the very short detour to Wahkeena Spring.

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 2024, things are running a little later than usual.)

Typical year:

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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.