Post by brittanywheaton on Mar 10, 2018 16:33:49 GMT -8
I am trying to plan an overnight hike that would end at Multnomah falls. Any one have any advice on where to start, Park, and camp? We are trying to get to the falls around 8/9 am to avoid crowds. We plan to go May 19th in 2019. Thanks!
That whole area is closed due to the big fire last summer...won't be open at all this year, and it's uncertain after that. They'll want to be sure the risk of mudslides and such is down before opening the hiking trails, especially those that draw a lot of inexperienced hikers (like Multnomah). I'd definitely have a Plan B in pocket.
Depending on snow level I would start in the Gorge (As opposed to up high like Larch Mt or Whatum Lake), and how high I might hike would depend on the snow You could start East (at W??? Falls or at the Angels Rest trailhead, though I think both of those would entail walking back along the road from Multnomah if you don't do a shuttle. Or you could start West at say Onto (sp) Gorge high up high, and back on the gorge trail. Or you could start at Multnomah and go to the top of the falls, and continue until you find a nice camp along the creek
Eagle Creek would be the go to hike, but that is where the fire started, so I imagine it will not be worth hiking much less camping for some time. The fire also threatened the lodge at Multnomah so not sure what that might look like.