This is Multnomah Falls. It is located in Oregon, near the Oregon-Washington border outside of Portland. It is a 2-tiered waterfall with a total height of about 620 feet. The highest (and tallest) tier is 542 feet, while the second tier is 69 feet. In case you did the math, the extra 9 feet comes from a gradual 9 foot drop in elevation between the two tiers.


This waterfall is the tallest fall in Oregon and is ranked the second tallest year-round water fall in the United States by the United States Forest Service. Whereas Oregonians love to throw this factoid around, there is a little ambiguity in this ranking. The World Waterfall Database lists Multnomah Falls as the 137th tallest in the United States. In the defense of the US Forest Service, this database doesn’t make a distinction between seasonal and year-round waterfalls.



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