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Off the beaten path

Leave Multnomah for the tourists and drive a couple miles farther to here. Just be prepared to get wet- you'll also have to cross some logjams and boulders. The access is just off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gina L
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Los Angeles, California

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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous waterfall down the end of a narrow canyon. It requires a short, mostly flat hike that starts from historic Hwy 30. There are 2 main obstacles to navigate: The first is big logjam and although short, does require some sure footing and athleticism to get across. The second is a deeper pool that will come at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leave Multnomah for the tourists and drive a couple miles farther to here. Just be prepared to get wet- you'll also have to cross some logjams and boulders. The access is just off the bridge. There isn't an easy way to get down there but it is well worth it.

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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Multnomah Falls rightfully gets all the attention. It's picturesque and right off the highway. I have no problems with it being so famous. And I hope it stays so famous that no one else drives a couple more miles to Oneonta Gorge. I'd prefer everyone stay away. Oneonta (OG for simplicity) is incredibly beautiful, peaceful, breathtaking - and unfortunately just... More 

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Thank OregonMichael
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110 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for summer hikes or even winter ones if your dressed warm enough - in the winter the gorge winds can knock you over.

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1 Thank Bryan L
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike to do on hot summer day. It is a scramble at the start over log debris but then a nice wade through water to the falls. The pool below falls is great place to swim and cool off. Very scenic hike in the gorge.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been several times throughout my life in the PNW. Never as crowded as Multnomah Falls, and in my opinion, more fun. The log jam may prove difficult for pets, small children, and disabled persons. It's often more wading that swimming, but I would definitely recommend swimsuits. I usually just hold my backpack above my head if the water... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a few things that are important to know before you go. 1. Go on a hot day. The water is freezing and if you go all the way to the end, you are potentially walking through shoulder level water for about 15-20 feet. Brrrr. 2. Be ready to climb. The log jam at the beginning can get tricky.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I did this one toward the end of the day after hiking and seeing 10 other waterfalls in the area. We weren't fully prepared with water shoes so I suggest bringing shoes you don't mind getting wet! We still went in our sneakers and it was well worth the sacrifice! Oneonta Gorge was the inspiration to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Trees and rocks protect these falls. Wear swim gear, do not bring electronics kids or fragile items. Great hike swim wade to the falls and pool below

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Oneonta Gorge is pretty close to the city of Portland. You find fabulous nature here. Today was a very sunny, cold day, and it was beautiful here. Parking was no problem and the hike trials are great. What a nature! Do take your boots with you as it is certainly wet in some areas.

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