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Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

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Address: Columbia Gorge, Hood River, OR
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Great stop

More fun than Bridal Veil...not so many people. Be sure to read all the signage so you can enjoy the history of the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 12, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

More fun than Bridal Veil...not so many people. Be sure to read all the signage so you can enjoy the history of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Gorge waterfalls are so beautiful. I highly recommend all of them. This one was a straight shot down. Breath taking beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The best part about the Columbia River Gorge is that most of the waterfalls are right on the side of the road. You just pull over, park and then go look and take photos. I did small hike up a the hill side after checking out Horsetail Falls, which was great, to get to Ponytail Falls, which was nice but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We stumbled up on these beautiful falls and scenery when we saw that Multnomah Falls was packed. These falls were right up the drive from Multnomah - maybe a 5-10 minute drive at most. They're not as crowded, and it's super peaceful to just sit there and listen to the falls. I woudl definitely recommend checking these falls out -... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Stopped to see the numerous falls along the scenic route to the gorge. Parking is at a premium on this narrow road. There are a few lots but seem to be always full.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

these were my husband's favorite not only because of how easily accessible it was, but how close you could get to the little pond. You could sit here and enjoy the beauty and quiet just steps from the road. we didn't hike to the upper falls, but even so, well worth it.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

if you go to see multnomah falls but make the mistake of only taking the easy i84 route and never drive the old highway 30 east past the tourist site, then... don't do that. for one of the easiest and most dramatic pictures make sure to go on a few miles and catch the drama of one of the most... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Horsetail falls was on our falls tour. We were able to park across the road and walk right up to the falls. It was a beautiful falls and the access was so easy, I could not believe it. This was one of the falls we saw on our way to Mt. Hood going through Columbia Gorge. There were not a... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Easy parking and walk to see the falls. Continue walking through Oneonta Tunnel and see Oneonta Gorge.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice, short hike (.8 miles) up switchbacks to Ponytail Falls. Double-level Horsetail Falls crashes into a pond right next to the road and was just beautiful. Ponytail Falls flows over a cliff, then on to Horsetail Falls. You can walk behind Ponytail Falls in a cave made out of a lava tube. The entire trail is well-maintained and has enough... More 

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