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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
(541) 308-1700
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

One of the best falls. Worth finding a parking space. You do not have to hike to it. The falls are right on there on the road.

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Durham, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This parking lot is a little easier than Multnomah Fallls to find space. Horsetail Falls is popular, though, since you can see it from the road. Save time to hike the trail past Horsetail, it is worth it. It is very scenic and peaceful.

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White Plains, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Horsetail is one of a series of beautiful waterfalls along Scenic Highway 30, all with easy access from the parking areas, some with trailheads for longer walks and hikes. I also visited Multnomah and Latourell (my favorite), and enjoyed them all. A photographer's paradise on a cloudy day.

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Jerome
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The falls are impressive, but the parking lot is right next to the falls so it is always crowded. The falls drop into a pool of water which makes for a great sight and sound. Too many people do not take any trails so there is a lot of standing around looking at water fall into the pool. There are... More

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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise as we just wandered into it. Beautiful tall waterfall. Spectacular to see up close.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Location is very convenient being it's near I-84 and Multnomah falls but parking is limited. Just make the trek from the Multnomah falls parking lot.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Note that the current location here is wrong. The waterfalls are not in hood river. The hikes are easy. And if you go to the upper part of the falls. You can walk behind the falls. Which is pretty cool.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This a great hike that you could do with a group (the trails are wider and spacious at times) for many levels of fitness! The terrain is fun, with rocks peppered along for some good grip, and excellent views of the trails in front of you. We went with a young couple (carrying their 10 month-old on their back), two... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We only hiked to the pony tail fall which is the first stop on the trail. You can get to see from behind the waterfall -- so beautiful. Love it.

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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265 reviews 265 reviews
113 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

All of the falls in this area are unique and beautiful. Don't assume they are all the the same- each has it's own beauty. This name suits it perfectly.

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