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Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR
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Ranked #2 of 311 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nice falls. Should see if in the area. Roadside parking and able to walk to the edge of the falls. No restrooms or place to eat. Just an scenic stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was a first for me and my husband, we'd never been to Oregon or to a waterfall or on a hike. But reading about this felt like something we had to do. It was THE best part of our trip to me and it didn't end here with the hike we kept going. Being from Texas, the water felt... More

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of the Columbia Gorges hidden Gems!! Not god for little one! The hike in is up a creek and over the years a log jam has formed! it a little step inspots climbing over the logs! But get past this and you're on your way to a beautiful swimming hole under a waterfall!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a unique hiking experience. The reasonably marked gorge and parking area lead to steps down to the river bed. From there it's a very short walk to a giant log jam, over which you have to climb to get to the good stuff. It takes a little scrambling, and at times you'll have to walk along large logs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Oneonta Gorge is beautiful albeit challenging. The hardest part is climbing over the large log jam to get to the rest of the "trail." It can be very slippery but with good traction shoes- like water socks, it's definitely doable. The views up the gorge are stunning and if you are willing to brave the frigid cold waters you can... More

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and my 13 yr old son did this. I turned back due to the age of my other children-11,8 and 4 and was worried that they couldn't finish this. My 6' husband ended up wading through chest high water but said that it was worth it. Keep the water height in mind if you decide to do this.

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Henrietta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Oneonta Gorge looks like something from a fantasy world. Sloping walls covered in vibrant green moss, clear water, and that WATERFALL...wow. This is totally a place you want to bring your camera, because you are definitely going to want to take lots of pictures. Yes, even while scrambling over the huge logjam or submersed up to your chest in... More

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WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lived here forever and never knew this existed. Always looking for a longer hike, but this was a sight to see. Hot sunny weekend day so extremely crowded, but well worth it. Water chest high at one point, but for the most part just ankle deep. Hardest part was maneuvering over all the people trying to scramble over the log... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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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