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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
(541) 308-1700
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Burgess Hill, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Travelled along the old route 30 and visited all the various waterfalls along the way. All were slightly different but this one wasn't crowded so it probably felt nicer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Access to a great view at the bottom of Horsetail Falls is just a quick walk from the parking lot across the street. This spot is a beautiful natural wonder and definitely worth the stop.

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Bremerton, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stopped at the Horsetail trail head after a long afternoon of hiking. The waterfall from the base is great and the spray was refreshing. We hiked the roughly 0.5 mi straight uphill to the upper horsetail falls. The trip is rough and quite a climb but totally with it as you went behind the falls and looked out. Very... More

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Boise, Idaho
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Horsetail Falls are fabulous. Must less water this trip than during the visit in the spring, but still worth the visit. We hiked to the next waterfall, the trail is a bit steep and narrow (we had three dogs with us), but all in all a nice hike.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Easily access right from the parking lot. A beautiful tall falls. This is a very busy attraction, which was frustrating when trying to take good photos. People were careless about walking in front of you while you set up your shot.

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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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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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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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161 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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238 helpful votes 238 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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