Multnomah Falls is located between the towns of Corbett and Dodson in Oregon, United States. It is listed as the tallest waterfall in the state and the 434th tallest in the world. It is usually cited as dropping 611 feet, 542 feet in the upper and 69 feet in the lower tier.
The bridge above the lower falls is known as Benson footbridge. The bridge is named after Simon Benson who once owned the land that Multnomah Falls fell on. Later he donated the land to be used as a park.
Quick Facts: –
- This waterfall is fed by an underground spring on Larch Mountain, snow melt and rainwater. This is the reason why it flows year round.
- According to Native American lore, the waterfall was created to win the heart of a princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe.
- Multnomah Falls is also proclaimed to be the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.
- The trail to these falls has slick slippery surfaces. This is the reason why it is not considered safe for children.
- There is a small cascade between the two and a 10 foot fall immediately above the main drop.
- It is also known as the Little Multnomah Falls.
- This waterfall is also said to be the second tallest perennial waterfall in the country.
- The first white people to see this waterfall were those among the Lewis and Clark expedition.