Woman dies on hike at Oregon's popular Multnomah Falls

A view of Multnomah Falls in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.

A view of Multnomah Falls in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.

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A woman died on a hike at Oregon’s popular Multnomah Falls after falling 100 feet, officials said.

First responders were sent to the Multnomah Falls-Larch Mountain Trail at 1:15 p.m. Friday to attend to a woman suffering from life-threatening injuries. After hiking over a mile, Corbett Fire District firefighters found the woman near Wiesendanger Falls; good Samaritans were administering CPR, but the woman was declared dead at the scene.

According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the woman had been hiking with friends when she slipped and fell about 100 feet. She suffered a fatal head injury.

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is the “most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest,” per the U.S. Forest Service, with over 2 million visitors each year. Due to its popularity, timed permits are required from May 24 to September 5 to access the site.

The woman’s identity is being withheld until next-of-kin notifications are made.