You could drive right to the base of the famous Falls . Capture the photo …
… then drive on to a less crowded hiking adventure.
Or … you could do a nice day hike finishing with a “coffee” here while enjoying that vista.
Of many options, an easy circuit would be to park at the Wahkeena Falls trailhead. Climb up and up through the big trees, much higher than you would expect.
Traverse over to the top of Multnomah Falls …
And descend the “normal” trail to the restaurant.
Perhaps 2hrs, walking normally.
I enjoyed it.