Multnomah Falls, Multnomah Falls Lodge, and historic Columbia River Highway reopen today

Multnomah Falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge

Photos by Cheryl Landes

Effective today, Multnomah Falls and Multnomah Falls Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge reopen with restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the first phase, which is expected to last two weeks, the site will be open to 300 visitors at a time.

The viewing platform and the lodge are open, but the trails are closed. Paths in the open areas are one-way to control foot traffic.

Dining at the lodge is outdoor only.

Multnomah Falls Lodge

Wearing masks and maintaining a six-foot distance are required.

The historic Columbia River Highway from Bridal Veil to Ainsworth also opened today. Parking along the highway at Multnomah Falls is not allowed. The falls parking lot at I-84 is open, but the westbound exit to the lot is closed to reduce traffic backups.

During the second phase, reservations will be required to visit the falls and must be made online.

For more details, visit the Multnomah Falls Lodge reopening page. Also, watch a nine-minute forty-second press conference video announcing the openings at

Multnomah Falls is 611 feet high. It’s the largest waterfall in Oregon.

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