The Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits provides access for one private vehicle and its occupants to visit US Forest Services sites adjacent to US 30/Historic Columbia River Highway between Bridal Veil (Exit 28) and Ainsworth (Exit 35). These sites include Wahkeena Falls recreation area, Oneonta Trailhead, Horsetail Falls recreation area, and access to Multnomah Falls for visitors using the Historic Columbia River Highway parking lot.
You can visit Multnomah Falls from the Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permit area with no additional permits, but parking is limited. During peak visitation times, no left turns are allowed into the parking lot at Multnomah Falls along U.S. 30/the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Permit check-in locations are located just east of the I-84 Exit 28 off-ramp or at Exit 35. The Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permit is not valid at Exit 31.
If you only want to visit Multnomah Falls by personal vehicle, consider the Multnomah Falls (I-84) Timed Use Permit which uses I-84 Exit 31 instead.
Through September 5th, reservations will be available on an hourly basis from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The time listed indicates the one-hour time slot you should arrive to the Waterfall Corridor. Once you arrive, you can stay as long as you like. Permits are available on a per personal vehicle basis. A Timed Use Permit reservation does not guarantee parking.
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The Waterfall Corridor offers access to some of the most stunning waterfalls and geologic features of the western Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Recreation opportunities abound with access to picnic areas, scenic viewpoints, trails and the Historic Columbia River Highway National Historic Landmark.
Visitors arriving by private vehicle or motorcycle are required to obtain a Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permit.
Please have printed or digital copy of your Timed Use Permit available to be checked at the check-in area.
Timed Use Permits will be required between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily from May 24th through September 5th, 2022.
A Timed Use Permit reservation does not guarantee parking.
The Waterfall Corridor can be accessed from Interstate 84 at Bridal Veil (Exit 28) and Ainsworth (Exit 35).
Please arrive as close to your one-hour time slot as possible, starting at the time indicated on the permit. You may not enter the site prior to your reservation and your permit becomes invalid one hour after time indicated.
You may stay longer than an hour, however if you leave after your time slot you will not be allowed to enter the corridor without a valid Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permit for a subsequent time slot.
Visitors are allowed to purchase up to two Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits per day.
There is a vehicle length restriction of under 35 feet for the Historic Columbia River Highway (Waterfall Corridor). The under 35 feet restriction reduces the amount of vehicles crossing into oncoming traffic lanes around tight curves and narrow pinch points. Parking is also very limited for vehicles towing trailers.