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Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR
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Ranked #2 of 309 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
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Spokane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
62 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is mystical. The beauty among the best, absolutely stunning. But, also saw a 5-8 pound stone about the size of a softball fall from at least 100 feet high and nearly crush a woman's head. Luckily, the stone landed about a yard away from her while she was sitting. Both myself and the woman were stunned and for... More

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is becoming more well known. Lots of people were there making photography difficult. The log jam is not so easy to traverse and prepare to wade through about 5 ft 3 inches of freezing water. Actually wasn't too cold as others posted. If you're short prepare to swim. Great at all times of the day. Go early to... More

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Senior Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is definitely the best short hike you can take. The hike back to the falls is probably only about 1/2 mile, but it is absolutely stunning. The scenery hiking back through the gorge is beautiful, but it is definitely challenging for small children or older people. The log jam is somewhat difficult to traverse, but it can be done... More

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Phelan, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We did this early one morning and happily only saw 3 other people in the gorge at that time. There is a log jam soon after you enter the water and it can be challenging to get over if you are not super nimble. I took my time doing it so it was nice not to have other people in... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Short hike with nice walk in and out of stream. The cavern with the waterfalls is cool and beautiful!

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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You don't get tired, but you get to do a lot -- climbing rocks, balancing on logs, swimming, hiking, and jumping into a pool under the waterfall. Best time to visit is right after noon when the sun shines straight into the slot canyon. The water is cold, but once you are in there, you don't feel anymore. But if... More

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