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Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR
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Ranked #4 of 309 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

For a small investment in time this short hike through a log jam and a slot canyon in which you have to wade through a chest level creek rewards you with a spectacular falls surrounded by high moss and fern covered cliffs.

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Stevenson, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very easy and non challenging hike. You come expecting an amazing outdoors adventure but what you get is a nice walk through a cess pool. the waterfall is cool. If your looking for an epic hike this is not the one. very crowded and almost like there is a line to see the waterfall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Can be crowed on the weekend... But one of the most beautiful places I have been! Totally worth it! Bring clothes and shoes that can get wet.

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Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There really isnt any hiking involved in this trek, but that doesnt mean that its easy. We had our 16 month old in his Ergo & our 6 year old with us this time. Given that its the middle of August the water is about as low & as warm as it will get. The log jam is the start... More

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Oneonta falls are definitely worth the trip, however this is no ordinary hike. The falls are not accessible by a traditional trail- only by walking on the creek bed and through some deep wading. The water was comfortable and the weather was in the low 90's so I dried out quickly. But any other time of the year and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great hike and nice relief from the hot day. No fee for parking, but it's very busy. You can go through the creek or there's sections of the trail along it so you can keep your feet dry.

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Spokane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a very short hike but soooo worth it. It's probably only 400-600 yards long but to get to the falls you have to climb over a log barrier that isn't easy to do. Then you have (get to) wade through a creek that went up to my shoulders (5' 10") My wife had to resort to swimming. Then... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful breathtaking hike with its own microclimate. Prepare to get wet! Bring water sandals, swimsuit and a change of clothes. Only .3 miles to the waterfall, part of the trail is through a river, the water was up to my neck. It would be good to bring waterproof bags for cameras and cell phones. Not the best hike for small... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect when I tried this hike (I'm not a hiker). The log jam was pretty difficult. It's the most crowded part of the gorge because so many people are trying to climb over them at once. Many people we were with decided to turn back, so when we got over the log jam, it was... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A little challenging to get into the gorge; you have to be a little adventurous and willing to get wet but the fern walls and waterfall were a terrific payoff.

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