We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (248)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pony tail”(6 reviews)
“viewing area”(7 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
+1 541-308-1700
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
from US$ 65.00
More Info
from US$ 94.00
More Info
from US$ 65.00
More Info
from US$ 65.00
More Info
Reviews (330)
Filter reviews
319 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful waterfall pony tail viewing area parking area historic highway short hike trail head take pictures columbia river hiking mile gorge loop portland
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 319 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful water fall near the road so it's very easy to access. We didn't go hiking but I had read signs near some of the other falls stating the trails were closed due to a fire in the area so definitely check...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JamieHtravels
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Please note ... Horsetail and Pony Tail falls are closed due to the September 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Two problems ... the trails are all closed due to the fire damage. The FS and many volunteers are working daily to restore the trails but they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Horsetail Falls is another waterfall along the Gorge. The Drop is 176 feet. This waterfall is easily accessed, as it is right next to the Highway. The shape of the falls and the rounded rockface over which it flows cause it to resemble a horse's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Violette54
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is were I go to reflect. I haven't been there since the fire . It's gorgeous. There is also an upper fall that feeds the pool, it's a straight up hike. I can't make it up there anymore but if your young and perpared...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Leslee D
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Each time we travel to Portland, we slow or stop to view the falls. In winter, we stop to take pictures of the ice forming at the falls.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We loved the 176 ft-high Horsetail Falls for several reasons. The falls are only steps from the parking area, which also has picnic areas to provide a nice resting place along the scenic highway. It appears that in warmer weather this might make for an...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Horsetail and most of the trails nearby are closed through September 18 and maybe longer due to the Eagle Creek Fire. You can drive from Troutdale to Bridalveil and do the short hike to Bridalveil. Multnomah is accessible from I-84 only.

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank 481katherinet
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The Columbia gorge is full of scenic hikes and beautiful waterfalls!!! A must do when visiting portland!!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ivan G
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This place is a beautiful place. The trail is excellent. But, unfortunately, there was a major forest fire in the Columbia Gorge this past summer, 2017. As of March, 2018, this falls is not open to the public. In fact, the *only* trail currently open...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I've hiked most of the gorge including numerous waterfalls - Horsetail is right alongside the highway so no hike is involved - plenty are available though. Right now (early 2018) most Gorge attractions are off limits from the 2017 fire so check the websites to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Bill A
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Hood River Hotel
381 reviews
.88 km away
Sunset Motel Hood River
129 reviews
.92 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Hood River
477 reviews
1.01 km away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hood River
209 reviews
1.22 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 147 nearby restaurants
Bette's Place
534 reviews
.60 km away
Egg River Cafe
305 reviews
.26 km away
Double Mountain Brewery
641 reviews
.64 km away
Sixth Street Bistro & Loft
313 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 104 nearby attractions
Full Sail Brewing Company
177 reviews
.51 km away
Naked Winery Hood River Tasting Room
140 reviews
.80 km away
Hood River Distillers Tasting Room
21 reviews
.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
rene g
16 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from realtortothestars | Reviewed this property |
I live in Portland and have visited the Gorge several times by car and some hiking trips. I don't do water sports as the water is freezing all year! When you go to Multnomah Falls there is a visiting center where you can get... More