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Oneonta Gorge

Cascade Locks, OR 97014
+1 541-308-1700
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
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“log jam” (131 reviews)
“getting wet” (31 reviews)
“short hike” (30 reviews)
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
+1 541-308-1700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I just hiked the Horsetail Falls trailhead to Oneonta Trailhead this week. The gorge is too full of very rapid cold water at present so I did the hike around the gorge. There are a couple of other waterfalls back in this area and the...More

Thank icetsarina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Wow" is all I can say! Have you ever looked at a picture and you immediately assumed that the photo possibly exaggerated what the actual view looked like? That's what I assumed until I hiked the Oneonta Gorge for myself. The pictures you google don't...More

Thank Karina H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The landscape is beautiful here, it looks like it's from a movie. The waterfalls is about a 15 minute hike from the parking lot.

Thank Frank Q
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I highly recommend renting a drysuit unless you're doing the river hike in super hot weather. Unless you want to be super freezing cold and wet. You can rent a drysuit from Alder Creek in Portland. Great company! We staid comfortably dry and warm enough...More

Thank Christine V
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I recently got back from Hawaii where I also did several hikes on two islands and I must say, this hike was more beautiful, in my opinion, than the hikes I did there. I only wish I could have had more time to do more....More

1  Thank M0reTravelPlease
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Surprisingly AMAZING!! I saw pics but the pics didn't do it justice. Be sure to bring a towel and a change of clothes to leave in the car. Don't bring anything you can't get wet. And make sure to wear shoes that have a good...More

1  Thank SSleinad
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A friend from out of town was dying to see this place and we hadn't been before. A lot of the reviews said it's great to bring your dog so we headed out with pup in tow. We went during the summer on a weekend...More

1  Thank sharone58
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying there was snow on the ground around the area. We went on Saturday, March 3rd. Because of the lack of winter reviews, I couldn't tell if it was "doable", this time of year. When we got there, there were only...More

3  Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Wasn't able to go on the hike as it was closed because of the snow. I walked through the tunnel and was able to take some pictures as well as walk around and immerse myself in the wonder of the little walk.

Thank Caryn899
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful and a reasonable hike for a novice or expert. Central location so not far off the beaten path.

Thank lpetricevic
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Is May beginning an OK time to hike oneonta falls?
17 April 2017|
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Response from number1Suzieq | Reviewed this property |
The water cold be a little high. And definitely cold. You can go part way up the Gorge without getting wet but to see the falls it requires getting in the water. You'll have to decide how far you want to go when you get... More
Courtney C
We are visiting March 19th, will the water be too high/cold to hike? In addition, we do not have a car so how can we get there from downtown Portland?
13 March 2017|
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Response from lpetricevic | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's to cold. We just got over having snow last week. You could take MAX and then a bus to Multnomah Falls.
We'll be there end of March, with 3 tweens. No intention of wading through the water (too cold and too much water that time of year), but was wondering whether it's possible to catch a glimp of the gorge while staying dry? How far from the car park would it be in that case? Would it be worth it?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend stopping here. I did not come to any water until after the log jam, then I came across knee deep water - was able to walk a little more before the chest deep water- I did not come prepared for chest deep... More