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Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR
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Ranked #3 of 310 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We searched all over for this one, not realizing there was a parking lot right outside of the gorge. But once we got there it was well worth the search! Because it was September the water levels were lower so hiking through the gorge to the back wasn't to difficult or wet. There was one part in back that we... More

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A fun climb over jambled tree trunks and several water crossings will get you into a "jurassic park" environment. Great fun, worth the effort. There is the chance you twist an ankle, stumble or slip off a tree when following the creek bed. Alternativeley, take trails 424 or 438.

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Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I spent two weeks exploring Washington and Oregon and this hike was my favorite. Hearing about how popular the gorge area can be, we decided to leave 30 minutes before sunrise from Portland. It was a Tuesday. We avoided all the city traffic and arrived to the hike sight with no other cars around. Less than 100 feet from the... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Lovely waterfall and quite the experience getting to it. I would highly recommend going on a weekday when less people are around. Leave a towel and extra set of clothing in your car. Don't bring anything with you but your gopro or waterproof camera - I wouldn't bring anything that could possibly be dropped and get wet. I would suggest... More

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aliciamrussell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Oneonta is my favorite hike as it is unique. I came here in August and couldn't believe how many people knew about it. The amount of people here was a little disappointing but overall it is a fantastic hike. Be sure to be in some physical shape before attempting Oneonta.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This activity is not for the faint of heart! I took my young daughter not understanding that there is an obstacle course to conquer before you reach the gorge, and water to pass through to get to the waterfall. Major Mom fail! We saw several people make it through with no issues, but did witness a few slips and falls.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The title pretty much says it. I didn't know what to expect before we got there, so I wasn't quite dressed for it, but it was still a lot of fun. It's not a difficult or particularly long hike, except that you're hiking through a creek, so you have to watch your step and sometimes traverse boulders and fallen trees.... More

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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was in the 90's outside, but not here! Steep stairs down or dirt pseudo path- wear clothes that can get wet if you're game, and with good traction. A nice walk back, over fallen trees and through the creek, over GIANT boulders to really get in back where you can swim... BEAUTIFUL!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This isn't your grandma's hike. You hike up to the waterfall in a creek that is less than inch deep at its shallowest and 6 feet deep at its deepest. The water is chilly, but not freezing cold and you will get used to it. When you get to the waterfall, you can stand on a dry patch of rocks... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

For a small investment in time this short hike through a log jam and a slot canyon in which you have to wade through a chest level creek rewards you with a spectacular falls surrounded by high moss and fern covered cliffs.

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