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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

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Address: Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
Phone Number: (541) 308-1700
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Beautiful, of course!

The trail for a different/better view is not long (.5 mile), but a little steep and NOT flip-flop-friendly! It's a little rocky so you need good shoes. A lot of people had dogs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The trail for a different/better view is not long (.5 mile), but a little steep and NOT flip-flop-friendly! It's a little rocky so you need good shoes. A lot of people had dogs (which I found surprising) - I guess if they are used to rocky surfaces it's okay, but I would think it might be painful for dogs not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This waterfall creates a nice pool for kids to wade, splash, and swim. It's close to parking so after your kid(s) is/are done playing, you only have to take a short walk back to your car.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

**note**Parking lot too small and shoulder parking makes for sketchy walking. No bathroom. You can see a large portion from ground level with access to a pool. It was busy but not overly crowded. The hike up to the upper fall is short with paths but fairly steep and Rocky. I struggled due to being out of practice for this... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is well worth the trip. This is one in a series of falls along the highway and has some breathtaking views of the river and Washington State.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The series of falls to see, makes this one no less gorgeous. One of the first ones we viewed, but still one of the great ones you will remember.

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Farmington Hills
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Go in the later afternoon. The sun lights up the trees and falls perfectly. Parking is right across the street. You can even swim there if you want.

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COLLIERVILLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Rating a waterfall is kind of silly. They are all pretty spectacular in my book. I just want to point out to anyone who had the same problem we did -- most books and online sites refer to Ponytail Falls as well as Horsetail Falls. You will never see a sign for Ponytail Falls at Horsetail, because they call it... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There are so many beautiful falls in the gorge how can you pick the best one? You can't! Wish we had more time to hike some of the trails to the various falls.

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San Fernando, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This fall can be seen from the road. There is a small parking area across the road, which easily fills up on weekends and afternoons during the tourist season. With all the falls, try to go early in the day, or during the week to avoid not being able to find parking at any or all of the major waterfalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This waterfall is close to the road for easy viewing. Great trail with moderate switchbacks takes you up beyond Horsetail Falls, and then the trail takes you behind Ponytail Falls; and then a little farther to a great viewpoint.

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Address: Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
Phone Number: (541) 308-1700
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River

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