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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
(541) 308-1700
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails
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Fremont, California
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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.

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Henrietta, New York
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30 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lower Horsetail Falls is right on the East Historic Columbia River Highway which runs parallel to I-84. Easy parking, and this is a great falls for those with limited mobility. Not quite as accessible as Multnomah, nor quite as monumental, but with far fewer tourists milling around. There is a viewing area level with the road and a stone staircase... More

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Plano, Texas
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95 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

No matter how hurried take the time to visit this site you will be glad that you did. It is truly awesome. A thing of dreams

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Larkspur, Colorado
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154 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a unique falls in that the top had it's own water flow and then it looked like the falls twisted in the middle and flowed a completely different way in the beautiful body of water below. Warning, if you do not like to share, avoid this place on the weekend! I unfortunately was travelling through the Columbia River... More

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Seattle, Washington
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45 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Right off the historic highway, super easy to get to, nice pool at bottom of the falls. Very picturesque plenty of parking and not usually as crazy as other falls along the highway with traffic. It's so close you can feel the breeze and mist from the falls. It's cool and refreshing all year long. Worth a visit, and some... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Horsetail Falls is right off the historic highway (a gorgeous drive along the Columbia River Gorge). This is a great spot to just rest and picnic. You can walk up to the 176 ft. falls, close enough to feel the breeze from the falling water. If you have time, take the 2.6 mile loop trail that goes up behind the... More

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Usa
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32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very ease to visit it. I-84 is close by. And a local road connects near by attractions together. There are parking lots for it. If you have time, there are trails for further explore.

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Chicago
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8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Unlike some of the magnificent falls along the gorge, Horsetail Falls provides an up-close vantage point to those willing to walk down a few steps and scramble over a few stones. The falls are picturesque. As a photographer, I have enjoyed shooting it from down low, including some of the rocks at the pool's edge for foreground interest. Use a... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful falls, only 5 minute walk from road , the is several waterfalls so pace yourself so you may enjoy many

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New York City, New York
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71 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

it is pretty but considering the other falls, you may skip it . on the other hand it is right there on the side of the road. so why not!

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