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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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Good for a quick pit stop

Passed by here during our trip around the Columbia River Gorge. Parking is challenging but you could see it from the street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Quezon City, Philippines

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Quezon City, Philippines
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed by here during our trip around the Columbia River Gorge. Parking is challenging but you could see it from the street.

Thank RinaBlue13
Redlands, California
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212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes things you have to work for are valued more highly. For example, natural landmarks that require a difficult hike or an out-of-the-way trip. Horse tail falls is just a short walk to view from a car, at least for the easy general view from the front. But it is still worth that casual visit. Beautifully high, surrounded by yellowish/green... More 

Thank Robert C
Nome, North Dakota
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the best waterfall area in the country,about 10 to 15 and they all special,but horsetail is pretty amazing

Thank whatstheuse123
Winter Haven, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

After a week of heavy rains the outstanding force of water at this waterfall was incredible. You could feel the spray from across the street in the parking lot. It is very wide with pounding drop at the bottom. Well worth seeking.

Thank FLVisitors
Washington State
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92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Our Black Friday activity was a terrific hike including Horsetail Falls, Ponytail Falls, and Triple Falls. We passed a few other groups out on the trail, enjoying a chilly & sunny November day. Horsetail Falls is adjacent to the road and is accessible to everyone. There are no restrooms (boo) and two picnic tables (yay ~ but too close to... More 

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El Cajon, California
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190 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

That is the question my wife asked me as we approached Horsetail Falls in Oregon. The waterfall is easily accessed. The shape of the falls, with the rounded rock face over which the 176 ft water cascade flows, causes it to resemble the shape of a horse's tail. There are actually two waterfalls along the creek. The upper falls, called... More 

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peachtree city, ga
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a falls that won't wow you like many of the better known ones in this country or in the world. But it is interesting enough. I say "unique, at least once" in the title, because it seems to have a narrower flow, almost a twist, at one point about midway down. At least when we were there. It... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Th falls are beautiful and very accessible as it just off the road. These are one of the top three falls to see in the area.

Thank Rockdoc7
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This one is right by the road and incredibly easy to access. It's another beautiful waterfall in the collection of waterfalls in the gorge. Worth a visit!

Thank Jay P
Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We did this hike (roundtrip about 5.5 miles) and loved every minute of it. Every waterfall we got to was better than the last! Plus, the farther you go, the fewer visitors you begin to see :) Even after we finally arrived at Triple Falls, we continued on about a mile past the bridge and felt like we were in... More 

Thank Janice N

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