Race Preview: 2016 Multnomah Falls Trail Run

Caution - Falls!

Have you ever hiked the trails at Multnomah Falls and thought, "This would be a killer race course! I should really run this sometime." I certainly have and yet, I have never run the Multnomah Falls Trail Run, but I sure should! This 5.9 mile run or walk includes some paved trail, but is mostly a mix of smooth to technical trail of soft sod and hard pack dirt and rock.

Expect great views and some good inclines on this race, as there is about 1800 feet of elevation gain. The loop course starts at Wahkeena Trailhead “heading out the Return Trail to Multnomah Falls, then up Larch Mt Trail up and around Multnomah Falls. Turning onto Wahkeena Trail, the course runs the length of Vista Trail back down to Wahkeena Trail to complete the loop.”

Multnomah Falls Trail Run is known for its Superhero Contest, which awards the fastest male and female participants dressed as superheroes with a fifth of local, handcrafted whiskey. There is also a best costume award. There will be overall and age group awards for the run, while all finishers of the walk will receive an award. After the race, enjoy Eric’s signature tortilla soup (chicken or vegetarian.)

Carpooling to this event is encouraged. Parking will be near the Wahkeena Shelter at the picnic area. There will be day of race registration if the race is not sold out, so pre-registration is highly recommended.

Photo from Multnomah Falls Trail Run website:  http://www.portlandrunner.com/MultnomahFallsTrailRun.html


Multnomah Falls Trail Race Details

Date: Sunday, September 25

Times: 8:00 A.M. – Walk
9:00 A.M. – Run

Location: Wahkeena Falls Picnic Shelter, Bridal Veil

Entry Fee: $30

Race Website: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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