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Beautiful and Fun (Wet too!)

This gorge can be hike up with a waterfall at the end. You will get wet as the trail turns from a path into ankle deep water and then finally you wade thru waist deep water before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
chuck k
Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gorge can be hike up with a waterfall at the end. You will get wet as the trail turns from a path into ankle deep water and then finally you wade thru waist deep water before you get to the waterfall at the end. The gorge continually gets narrower and then deeper. It is an interesting adventure as the... More 

Thank chuck k
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Falls off of the Historic Columbia River Highway, but it is far used far over its capacity. Some people wait over an hour to get through the log jam. Better to continue east for more serene and just as beautiful locations.

Thank mpm55
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok short and sweet: This hike is gorgeous. Truly one the really special places in Oregon. It's unique and intriguing. BUT....there are a TON of people on the weekends. So much so that I won't ever attempt this on a weekend or holiday again. We went mid summer; the water was cold but it was hot out so it was... More 

Thank Jake V
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This moderately difficult hike involves clambering over some fallen trees, rocks, and walking up the river bed. Depending on the amount of water in the river, you may have to swim or wade through the deeper parts. If you plan to spend a significant amount of time in the pool at the end of the trail, rent a wetsuit. I... More 

Thank D C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike started with steep steps, a gentle trail, then turned quite challenging as we maneuvered over rocks as stepping stones over a river and climbing over fallen trees. The narrow gorge was beautifully green and lush. The falls was lovely.

Thank Sandy2645
Fort White, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just a short walk from parking. even with the draught oregon has been suffering there was still plenty of water coming over the falls. The fall colors were just starting and the leaves surrounding the falls were beautiful

Thank thomlj
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Truly a mesmerizing and awe inspiring area to visit. wether you are a native, or just driving through, plan some time to spend viewing one of Oregons beautiful natural wonders. Easy to enjoy and not to hard on the legs or eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were only able to spend a short period of time here and wished for more. This alone will ensure we return to the Portland area once more. The water was low so we were able to walk around for the most part without getting wet feet. If you plan on going into the gorge area, you will need water... More 

Thank Ron M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Traversing the fallen timbers and the large rock can be a little challenging, but well worth it. If you love nature, this Gorge will make you feel alive with awe. We would recommend a pair of shoes with good traction ability that you don't mind getting wet. Also, shorts or a pair of swim trunks would probably be best. There... More 

Thank Brad650
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We hiked into this impressive slot canyon just this past week and loved the experience! It is not recommended for young families with small children or those who are not willing to do some climbing over log jams as well as wading through icy waist high water! But it is worth getting wet to see beautiful Oneonta Falls at the... More 

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