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Hidden Treasure... once you get passed the log jam!

This is such a beautiful yet short hike! Please be weary as you have to scramble across a pretty slippery log jam to get back to the falls. Once you pass the log jam, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful yet short hike! Please be weary as you have to scramble across a pretty slippery log jam to get back to the falls. Once you pass the log jam, you will be in shallow waters and then it gets a little deep before you get to the falls. It's absolutely gorgeous and very refreshing on... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Plan on getting your feet wet if you go, because this slot canyon is actually Oneonta creek "wall to wall" (although during the low flows of summer there are dry places.) Being a slot canyon, the suns only make a short appearance in the middle of the day. From the road, it's about 1/4 mile to the waterfall. While the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Hiking in through the stream is a must! The entrance is easy to find - look for the Oneonta Tunnel on the Hwy 30 bypass. On the west side of the tunnel is a pedestrian bridge - if you're looking at the bridge from the highway, there is a small staircase on the right hand side. That will take you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful!! You can actually walk through the gorge by the water stream that flows within the gorge its self. Need to do when water level would be low. What a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Oneonta is a beautiful canyon with a fun hike to a waterfall. Not nearly as crowded as the other waterfall sites along the gorge due to the hike in through deep water and over the log jam. This is a do not miss experience on any trip to Portland. Wear sturdy shoes though and bring your swim trunks.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Multnomah Falls might have been the top attraction for the area but in my humble opinion, Oneonta Gorge is way more breathtaking! And I think best time for this place would be summer when it's not raining. First you will need a good pair of water shoes to hike the gorge and sport clothings that can easily dry off. But... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you are prepared to wade through the river the hike through the gorge, over the log jam, and down to the waterfall is phenomenal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It's incredible to see the power of water, carving a deep gorge through basalt. This place is truly magical and covered in green moss.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Oneonta Gorge is a must see if travelling highway 84 in NW Oregon. It is just 30ish miles out of Portland and well worth the trip. Be prepared to get wet. We visited in late August on a very dry year with minimal snowpack but were still up to our waste in water. Absolutely worth it though. Try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A must see if you're in the Portland area. A very unique hike and lots of fun. It was incredibly crowded the day we were there, so there were some areas that were backed up, but I would love to go again! The water was freezing, but we were only waist deep for about 2 minutes--the rest of the time... More 

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