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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
(541) 308-1700
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails
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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

First it seems hard walking up the hill but it gets easier and it is worth the walk. My wife and I thought it was breathtaking.

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Hood River, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a truly fantastic waterfall with amazing accesability. Only a few minutes drive off the freeway allows you to walk up and plung into the pool if desired. If you don't have a lot of time to enjoy your trip through the gorge, stop here and take it in. If you have more time and want to hike, start... More

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of the best falls. Worth finding a parking space. You do not have to hike to it. The falls are right on there on the road.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This parking lot is a little easier than Multnomah Fallls to find space. Horsetail Falls is popular, though, since you can see it from the road. Save time to hike the trail past Horsetail, it is worth it. It is very scenic and peaceful.

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White Plains, New York
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Horsetail is one of a series of beautiful waterfalls along Scenic Highway 30, all with easy access from the parking areas, some with trailheads for longer walks and hikes. I also visited Multnomah and Latourell (my favorite), and enjoyed them all. A photographer's paradise on a cloudy day.

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Jerome
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The falls are impressive, but the parking lot is right next to the falls so it is always crowded. The falls drop into a pool of water which makes for a great sight and sound. Too many people do not take any trails so there is a lot of standing around looking at water fall into the pool. There are... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise as we just wandered into it. Beautiful tall waterfall. Spectacular to see up close.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Location is very convenient being it's near I-84 and Multnomah falls but parking is limited. Just make the trek from the Multnomah falls parking lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Note that the current location here is wrong. The waterfalls are not in hood river. The hikes are easy. And if you go to the upper part of the falls. You can walk behind the falls. Which is pretty cool.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This a great hike that you could do with a group (the trails are wider and spacious at times) for many levels of fitness! The terrain is fun, with rocks peppered along for some good grip, and excellent views of the trails in front of you. We went with a young couple (carrying their 10 month-old on their back), two... More

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