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Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR
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Ranked #6 of 301 attractions in Portland
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this hike! There is a huge pile of logs you have to climb over to be able to reach the end, but it is worth it. You also have to wade through chest deep water, so be prepared for the cold...

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is probably a wonderful hike, but we couldn't do it at the beginning of April because there is too much water flowing. Check before you go!!

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Corrales, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

When I lived in Portland this was one of my 'go to' hikes. Round trip only 3 miles and can be done either west of Oneonta at the trailhead or east of Oneonta at the trailhead for Horsetail falls. Ponytail is up from Horsetail and you can walk in behind the waterfall for an amazing view and sound. Further south... More

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Top Contributor
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Oneonta Gorge is such a fun hike. It's only half a mile or something like that, but it's super fun. Bring your Tevas or Keens and be ready to get soaked. The water is super chilly, but it's totally worth the awesome views from the bottom of the canyon.

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Portland OR
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It takes some courage to walk through the stream, but on a not day, it can't be beat. My teenaged daughter, her friend, and I ventured up the stream to cool off. It was absolutely enchanting. But you must be prepared for cold, cold water.

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Austin, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Another lovely waterfall to take pictures of. Since it was cold out I was not even slightly tempted to wade in the water as a number of other reviewers suggested. And this is listed as Portland? It's outside Bridal Veil, about 30-45 minutes east of Portland.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Definitely a more "involved" trip. But certainly not long. Climb over a pile of slippery wet logs, and through chest deep water to find one of the coolest accessible waterfalls in oregon!

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful to look at from the road, take the plunge and walk up the stream to the base of the waterfall (low flow, summer time only please!). Or take the trail head to the upper falls.

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is one of my favorite falls in the Gorge. well worth the trek and hike..Is a bit challenging but such a great reward when you get to it..

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freshpho
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

You walk through a bunch of downed trees and then the water reaches up to your neck. Then you are at the end of this waterfall where people can swim. This is so nice I always enjoyed it out here.

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