Most Accessible Waterfalls in Portland
About 40 minutes drive from Downtown Portland is Latourell Falls. It’s a quick 2-mile hike to view the waterfalls. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can jump into the water behind the waterfalls. As for me, a photo op and breathtaking views were sufficient enough.
This one is less crowded compared to Multnomah Falls. I recommend going here first then head up to Multnomah Falls afterwards.
10 minutes from Latourell Falls, is Multnomah Falls. It’s the most visited recreation area in Oregon. Due to the fires, some hiking trails are still closed, but the lower viewing platform is open to the public. To see the current closures in this area, check here. Due to its popularity, it can be very crowded. You’ll definitely have people in your photos, but it’s still a spectacular view that can’t be missed.
I recommend going during sunrise to avoid the crowds and, plus the lighting will be incredible.