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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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.

4  Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

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

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

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

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Horsetail Falls was not far north of Multnomah Falls and, right off the road, there was easier access to the falls and the swimming hole at its base. It seemed to be a popular summer place for locals and so far, no commercial buildings here....More

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rene g
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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
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