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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horsetail is just past Multnomah Falls and is easily accessible from I-84. You don’t have to drive too far and there is plenty of parking (we went in winter when there are less people, though). There are several trails you can hike, but they were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank _glbetrkkr_
Reviewed January 24, 2019

This is a beautiful water fall near the road so it's very easy to access. We didn't go hiking but I had read signs near some of the other falls stating the trails were closed due to a fire in the area so definitely check...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JamieHtravels
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Please note ... Horsetail and Pony Tail falls are closed due to the September 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. Two problems ... the trails are all closed due to the fire damage. The FS and many volunteers are working daily to restore the trails but they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Horsetail Falls is another waterfall along the Gorge. The Drop is 176 feet. This waterfall is easily accessed, as it is right next to the Highway. The shape of the falls and the rounded rockface over which it flows cause it to resemble a horse's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Violette54
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This is were I go to reflect. I haven't been there since the fire . It's gorgeous. There is also an upper fall that feeds the pool, it's a straight up hike. I can't make it up there anymore but if your young and perpared...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Leslee D
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Each time we travel to Portland, we slow or stop to view the falls. In winter, we stop to take pictures of the ice forming at the falls.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ken S
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We loved the 176 ft-high Horsetail Falls for several reasons. The falls are only steps from the parking area, which also has picnic areas to provide a nice resting place along the scenic highway. It appears that in warmer weather this might make for an...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Nicole L
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Horsetail and most of the trails nearby are closed through September 18 and maybe longer due to the Eagle Creek Fire. You can drive from Troutdale to Bridalveil and do the short hike to Bridalveil. Multnomah is accessible from I-84 only.

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank 481katherinet
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

The Columbia gorge is full of scenic hikes and beautiful waterfalls!!! A must do when visiting portland!!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ivan G
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This place is a beautiful place. The trail is excellent. But, unfortunately, there was a major forest fire in the Columbia Gorge this past summer, 2017. As of March, 2018, this falls is not open to the public. In fact, the *only* trail currently open...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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rene g
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I live in Portland and have visited the Gorge several times by car and some hiking trips. I don't do water sports as the water is freezing all year! When you go to Multnomah Falls there is a visiting center where you can get... More
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