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.

Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Address: Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
Phone Number: (541) 308-1700
Website
Improve this listing
97%
Ranked #4 of 52 things to do in Hood River
Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Attraction details
Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Write a Review

107 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    77
    27
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
52 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Portland, OR in late October and we visited this spot during a day trip with them. This is a very nice waterfall- and right off the main road. The water was almost milky white in appearance- very neat. This is well worth the time to stop, walk around and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scappoose, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Fun place to visit, many stairs, so not handicap accessible. The service was friendly and spot-on. Nice that they are generous to let you taste their beer. Food was good, not exceptional.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was fun to walk under one of the falls. If you keep going a little ways past the water falls, there is a great lookout point a little further up the trail. Spectacular views of the river below.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
736 reviews 736 reviews
374 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

But I didn't give it the highest rating, only because the competition from Multnomah and Latourell Falls is just too great. It's still worth a stop and a photo, but it's too bad that you will encounter it after the two stars of the waterfall show on a drive up from Portland. Otherwise, you would be astonished and probably rate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burgess Hill, England
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Travelled along the old route 30 and visited all the various waterfalls along the way. All were slightly different but this one wasn't crowded so it probably felt nicer.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Access to a great view at the bottom of Horsetail Falls is just a quick walk from the parking lot across the street. This spot is a beautiful natural wonder and definitely worth the stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bremerton, Washington
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stopped at the Horsetail trail head after a long afternoon of hiking. The waterfall from the base is great and the spray was refreshing. We hiked the roughly 0.5 mi straight uphill to the upper horsetail falls. The trip is rough and quite a climb but totally with it as you went behind the falls and looked out. Very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Horsetail Falls are fabulous. Must less water this trip than during the visit in the spring, but still worth the visit. We hiked to the next waterfall, the trail is a bit steep and narrow (we had three dogs with us), but all in all a nice hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wheaton, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Easily access right from the parking lot. A beautiful tall falls. This is a very busy attraction, which was frustrating when trying to take good photos. People were careless about walking in front of you while you set up your shot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fremont, California
Top Contributor
2,094 reviews 2,094 reviews
1,279 attraction reviews
1,222 helpful votes 1,222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed seeing Horsetail Falls on the Columbia River Gorge. The name of the falls is because the falls shape look like a horse's tail. There is a hiking trail if one wants to explore this area further. Parking is free.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge also viewed

 

Been to Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?