We are always looking for fun things to do here in Oregon, and luckily we live in one of the most beautiful areas. I can literally surf and snowboard in the same day. With volcanoes to explore, mountains to hike, even tidepools to discover Oregon doesn’t disappoint. Just because there’s a lot to do outdoors in Portland, Oregon doesn’t mean you can find family friends activities near the Portland metro area.
I have been to Multnomah Falls a number of times, yet every time we’ve gone it’s been cold and wet so we never have hiked all the way to the viewpoint at the top of the falls. With the rain fast approaching Oregonians know better than anyone that when it’s sunny, we’re outdoors. There’s no better way to spend time with your family then active outdoors creating family memories.
The hike itself is 1.2 miles up and is a paved concrete trail. Don’t let it fool you, you need a sturdy stroller. We saw several people who left their strollers and carried the child all the way up. The terrain is steep and you’ll want to have water and maybe even a snack for your kiddos. Once up at the viewpoint you can continue on another 5 miles, one day my husband and I will go all the way but if you have older kids it would be a great activity. Tell them to bring their cameras and you’ll have a fun family day out.
Multnomah Falls is free of charge, which makes it an even better family hiking spot near Portland, Oregon. Just check out this video of Multnomah Falls and our hike along the way: