Oneonta and Horsetail Falls

  • Easy
  • 2.7-mile loop
  • 400 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year Left: Oneonta Gorge

Next door to busy Multnomah Falls but usually overlooked by tourists, this delightful trail explores a cavern behind Ponytail Falls and then loops around Oneonta Gorge, a mossy chasm so narrow that Oneonta Creek fills it wall to wall. What’s more, an optional 1.8-mile side trip leads to breathtaking Triple Falls, where three plumes of water plunge 120 feet at once.

Dive Interstate 84 east of Portland to...

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.