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    Beauty in Nature

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    Beauty in Nature

    Favorite thing: According to legend, a sickness once threatened the Multnomah Indian tribe, and the chief's daughter threw herself over the falls to appease the Great Spirit. Visitors are supposed to be able to see her face in the mist. and, yes, it is misty especially from the Bridge.

    Benson bridge was constructed in 1914 by Italian stone masons under the direction of Simon Benson, owner of the falls at that time. The bridge allows visitors to cross the falls between the upper and lower cataracts. There is an easy pathway up to the bridge, suitable for most people.

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    You'll Fall for these Falls!

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    542 foot drop

    Favorite thing: This is the first, and most spectacular part of the Falls, plummeting 542 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain. Access to hiking paths to the top of the Falls and breathtaking views of the Gorge starts at the bottom of the Falls.

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    Car Parking

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Car parking space is very limited at the Falls, due to the popularity of the area. Coming from Portland, you will find the car parking area on the left side, opposite the Multnomah Falls Lodge - the only building here.

    You are advised to come early, or you won't find anywhere nearby to park. The railroad runs alongside the highway here, and you will see some of the lengthy freight trains as they trundle their way down the line to the industrial areas and docks of Portland.

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    The Falls

    by Geoff_Wright Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. The two-tier falls first plummets 542 feet down a mossy rockface, collecting in a pool, before falling another 70 feet to the ground. You absolutely must experience the sights and sounds of these magnificent falls if you are anywhere around Portland..

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    Lower Falls

    by Geoff_Wright Written Jan 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Another photo of the Falls, showing the descent from the pool the the lower part of the fall, drop of a mere 70 feet!

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