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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

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Address: Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
Phone Number: (541) 308-1700
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Had I known how close I could get to the waterfall I would have been wearing sandals! It's part of the waterfall trail east of Portland. Beautiful beginning or end. It has a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had I known how close I could get to the waterfall I would have been wearing sandals! It's part of the waterfall trail east of Portland. Beautiful beginning or end. It has a great pool to wade in and you can get right up under the falls. A can't miss trail of you are anywhere near Portland.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't find a place to park and still want something to see? This waterfall is visible out the car window! A slow roll by and voila!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parking can be difficult! Bring your swim suit and towel, because you will want to venture in! Great hike and well worth the effort.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go early! Nice lot right across from falls. Even if you don't hike up, there are stairs down to the base of the falls. The geology is facinating.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although uphill and you will climb, this is a relatively easy hike if you are in reasonable shape. 70's and sandals and had no problems. You can go to, and under falls, turn around and go back, or continue to more falls and climb more, but still easy as elevation gains go. You can make it 2 and a 1/2... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved walking behind a waterfall. The hike offered a few great views. After the initial climb the trail levels off and is a gradual climb.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little place to stop. However, it gets busy quick so try to get there early as parking is limited.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lower falls is ten steps from the parking lot. The upper falls is a steep climb. But took maybe 20-25 minutes with a couple short rests. The upper falls is where you can walk behind the falls. Well worth the visit.

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Richmond, VA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back to Hood River from Multnomah Falls. It was easy to get to from the parking lot beside the road. It is not as spectacular and Multnomah but well worth the time to stop and see.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The falls were easily accessible for viewing pleasure right off the road. It was definitely worth a short stop to admire the beautiful falls (especially since it was free!) while en route to the famous Multnomah Falls and other falls along the road.

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