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Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR
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Ranked #3 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Take a short hike down a creek surrounded by cliffs to a waterfall. Go when it's warm, because the water is cold. Bring a swim suit, because the water gets deep at points.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

a natural gorge you can wade into. we did not dare climb over the natural block a 100 feet into the gorge, but it was a nice experience.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice hour hike up, around and back with some good intermediate exercise climbing, and a nice smaller pony tail falls too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Secluded and very cool. Loved the hike. Not to long but just beautiful. Huge log pile to climb, fun for the kids and water was cold but all worth it for the gorgeous waterfall at the end

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I visited with my family. This is a secluded falls, with easy access from the highway. Easy to get to. Picnic tables along the side. Overhanging forest envelopes the falls.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've been hiking Oneonta since I was a baby ok not really but I has been going there for over a 15 years! It really is my all time favorite hike in all of the PNW! When I first started going it was very unknown, but now it has gotten very popular! Its a non-traditionally hike to say the least.... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A place that is wonderful to visit when the temps get hot in Portland! I have been going here since I was a child when we would try to hike all the way to the waterfall without getting our feet wet:-). Must be seen to be appreciated. A gem!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A wonderful place in Oregon, and one of the most interesting and unique hike I've ever done. Like someone said, in order to get to the first waterfall, you'll have to swim up a creek - and don't worry, it's very easy and even kid friendly! Imagining doing some work-up after a lazy summer day, and there is a fresh,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

WOW! This is a pretty unique hike. To get to the first waterfall, you have to swim/wade up a creek. I would recommend wearing something you wouldn't mind getting wet. Its not very difficult (kid friendly), but it seems to be real popular. The warm season is the best time to go. I wouldnt want to wade through creek water... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went with a handful of friends to this spot, we left early in the morning, which I would change if I go back again, and plan to go later in the afternoon when it is warmer. You park and have to make sure you are entering from the right spot to walk towards the falls, it is right by... More 

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