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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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Gorgeous!

Loved this and so many other waterfalls in this area! The old scenic highway was amazing to travel on.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Holyoke, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this and so many other waterfalls in this area! The old scenic highway was amazing to travel on.

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous waterfall right beside the road. There are no facilities here, but you're only about two miles from Multnomah Falls where there's food etc. Lovely spot.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The horsetails falls hike is a rather nice, fairly simple hike. Right near the road is one falls plus a swimming hole and a short ways up, on the hike, is another falls and another swimming hole. You can walk further up to triple falls or just walk around back to the highway - getting out near Onedita Gorge and... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Much bigger / taller than I expected :). Especially considering the continuing drought conditions. Many great photo spots. A short hike to the top for a different view. Sharp altitude gain. Quite a few people were swimming at the bottom. Water must have been a comfortable temp. No screaming or screeching. Not a lot of parking. But, if you circle... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This falls are very accessible and attract large crowds. Most of the tourist stay close to the parking lot to take pictures of the last fall or to swim in the pond. There is a loop trail worth doing as it shows additional falls on the top and good view of the river. The trail is well marked, steep at... More 

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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really looks like a horse tail but couldn't get close enough to park and take lots of pictures. We even visited in the middle of the week and it was packed.

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

So, this fall is set up to allow swimming. This is great, but the water is cold. My 10 year old swam under the falls several times. My husband tried but it took his breath away it was so cold. Bring suits and water shoes for this one. We also hiked to the top of the falls, a steep .4... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Loved the place, very beautiful fall and less people than at Multnomas Falls. Still better to visit it early in the morning or later in the afternoon

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Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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