Hiking still forbidden at Multnomah Falls
As people continue to visit Multnomah Falls in the wake of the Eagle Creek Fire, volunteers at the visitor center want to remind people the reason hiking to Benson Bridge and beyond is blocked is because of the risk of landslides and falling trees.
On Dec. 18, a 25-pound piece of basalt tumbled down during a dry afternoon, smashing near garbage bins at the west end of the lodge. It landed next to a parking lot attendant who was working nearby.
While visiting the Multnomah Falls Lodge and seeing the waterfall from a distance is still encouraged, be aware of the continued danger in the area. Officials are warning against hopping the fence blocking the trail to get a closer look.