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Phone Number: (541) 308-1700
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
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It's worth dirty wet climb just to see the lower falls alone!

I keep telling myself it was worth it as I was not prepared to get wet or dirty wearing a leather jacket and also holding a lot of electronics to boot. I climbed over some giant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
James A
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep telling myself it was worth it as I was not prepared to get wet or dirty wearing a leather jacket and also holding a lot of electronics to boot. I climbed over some giant logs and then went into chest deep water to look at water falling over rocks. I'm either a complete idiot or a monumental genius.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read many reviews in all different parts of the year. We thought it won't be bad in November. We bumped into only one guy on our way out. The water was way too cold. It was a beautiful short hike, like no other. The logs were a difficult obstacle. There came a point where I couldn't feel my feet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hear there's lots of areas where you can hike around and wade in cool, cold water in bare feet in the summer - there's only so much you can hike to in the winter but it's definitely a great nature background scene to check out. You almost get lost in the luscious greens and forget you're anywhere near Portland... More 

Thank Liz K
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only have time to visit one place, this should be the place. Bring your water shoes as well as a towel and a set of clothes. There were only 2 spots where the water is deeper. First spot came up to the knee and second spot to the chest. We brought our 3 and 6 year old and... More 

Thank Alex W
Miami Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The day we visited it had been raining heavily that week so the water was deeper and moving faster. Going over the log jam was more difficult than I expected, very slippery. After passing the log jam the water was freezing and moving fast which made it take longer to navigate. Finally got to the deeper part and didn't go... More 

Thank TerryMiamiFlorida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went when it rained the day before, so you can imagine the aberration of the creeks height. I was able to make it just on the log jam due to the height of the creek being around 5 feet. I was looking forward to the falls but I had to cut the loss as it seemed no one attempted... More 

Thank Chuck T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I love to just go and watch the fall. Its just a nice place to just meditate and relax on a nice day.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

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 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

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 

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