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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
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Okay so at first this will seem like there's no way you can climb atop a huge boulder and scramble over huge logs of all shapes and sizes (some slippery some dry) only to wade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped at Oneonta Gorge (near Horsetail Falls) on a Saturday afternoon during our Historic Columbia River Road tour. There is a large sign along the road for the gorge. The parking was difficult but we finally got a spot on the East side of the bridge. We walked through a tunnel (for foot traffic) and across... More 

Thank M J
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Okay so at first this will seem like there's no way you can climb atop a huge boulder and scramble over huge logs of all shapes and sizes (some slippery some dry) only to wade through chest deep freezing cold water. Then you will see this beautiful waterfall and it will all be worth it! Look, you've already read this... More 

Thank jennyharmonhammer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After hiking to the top of Multnomah Falls, we tackled the Oneonta Gorge. It's a pretty easy hike, other than having to cross over a very large log jam near the beginning of the hike. Just be careful and take your time. Once you enter the gorge, the views are amazing. The gorge walls are looming over you as you... More 

Thank Cory H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to try something new this weekend and Oneonta Gorge was on our list. Just a short walk from the bridge/tunnel area down to the water before you see the Log Jam. You might be thinking "just a few logs laying around" - wrong! This thing has to be 15'+ high, 30' across and about 40' deep! A mixture... More 

Thank David D
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you ever get a chance to go see the 3 waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge I truly recommend doing so. This is one of the 3 and it is great to see a peaceful, beautiful sight that nature has created.

Thank C M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the waterfall is short but not easy. There is a 50 yard scramble over slippery fallen timber that takes majority of the hiking time. The waterfall at the end is stunning and the pool is easily accessible. When we went in early September we had to wade through 1 chest-deep pool of very cold water during the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're coming at the weekend be aware you will have to wait in traffic, wait for a parking and then wait to cross the log jam. Also note you will get wet, could fall and hurt yourself. So come prepared. Otherwise it's s beautiful gorge that's interesting to see and a nice, fairly short drive from Portland. Also a... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please understand that this hike isn't easy, but completely worth it. Come prepared to climb over a large log jam and hike through multiple pools of freezing water before getting to the waterfall. It would help to be in good physical shape, which I am not, still made it through very slowly. I found the experience terrifying and fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A romantic waterfall will not leave you idle. Greenery around you will add a sense of a fairy tale. Awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started this hike at 7am to beat the crowds. It is less than 1/2 mile to the end of the gorge & waterfall. You have to climb over a log jam, that is not too difficult. Then you wade through chest-deep frigid water for a short distance. I held my pack over my head during this part.The air temperature... More 

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