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Oneonta Gorge

Cascade Locks, OR 97014
+1 541-308-1700
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“log jam” (132 reviews)
“short hike” (31 reviews)
“getting wet” (31 reviews)
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
+1 541-308-1700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, this Gorge is one of the best hikes you can do, if you are the active, adventurous type. If not, you will need to be cautious and plan accordingly. The water is always cold. That's the fun part. But it will tire you out....More

2  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience!! Wonder of portland. This gorge is beautiful and crawling up it is so much fun! the logs are pretty slippery so be careful and wear good shoes and clothes that can wet you will get wet up to at least your...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started at Horsetail falls and hiked to the Oneonta Falls in the Oneonta gorge. It's a bit of uphill, but you get to go *behind* the falls, which was big fun. We opted not to go to Triple falls, but still saw multiple water falls....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lked the hike by Horseshoe falls in the Oneonta Gorge Area. Since it was the Friday before Memorial Day Week-end it was a very popular hike. The weather was sunny and warm.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For hike lovers only!!! Definitely better in the summer, we went in May, it was raining so we dint get to enjoy it in full... Special kind of experience.

Thank margusea_zvezda
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were exploring Oregon on our 10 th anniversary and this was on our bucket list. We visited four waterfalls that day but this was by far the most challenging and rewarding. You start by going down a winding narrow stairwell and...More

2  Thank Colin K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I just hiked the Horsetail Falls trailhead to Oneonta Trailhead this week. The gorge is too full of very rapid cold water at present so I did the hike around the gorge. There are a couple of other waterfalls back in this area and the...More

Thank icetsarina
Reviewed 1 May 2017

"Wow" is all I can say! Have you ever looked at a picture and you immediately assumed that the photo possibly exaggerated what the actual view looked like? That's what I assumed until I hiked the Oneonta Gorge for myself. The pictures you google don't...More

Thank Karina H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The landscape is beautiful here, it looks like it's from a movie. The waterfalls is about a 15 minute hike from the parking lot.

Thank Frank Q
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I highly recommend renting a drysuit unless you're doing the river hike in super hot weather. Unless you want to be super freezing cold and wet. You can rent a drysuit from Alder Creek in Portland. Great company! We staid comfortably dry and warm enough...More

Thank Christine V
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Is May beginning an OK time to hike oneonta falls?
17 April 2017|
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Response from number1Suzieq | Reviewed this property |
The water cold be a little high. And definitely cold. You can go part way up the Gorge without getting wet but to see the falls it requires getting in the water. You'll have to decide how far you want to go when you get... More
Courtney C
We are visiting March 19th, will the water be too high/cold to hike? In addition, we do not have a car so how can we get there from downtown Portland?
12 March 2017|
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Response from lpetricevic | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's to cold. We just got over having snow last week. You could take MAX and then a bus to Multnomah Falls.
We'll be there end of March, with 3 tweens. No intention of wading through the water (too cold and too much water that time of year), but was wondering whether it's possible to catch a glimp of the gorge while staying dry? How far from the car park would it be in that case? Would it be worth it?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend stopping here. I did not come to any water until after the log jam, then I came across knee deep water - was able to walk a little more before the chest deep water- I did not come prepared for chest deep... More