Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
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Just past Multnomah Falls, this adventure has what most hikers are looking for: waterfalls, old-growth forest, big vistas and even a little scrambling at Oneonta Gorge.  In terms of waterfalls, you are really getting a four-for-one deal on this hike, as Horsetail Falls is just the beginning. The other three remarkable falls are Ponytail Falls, Oneonta Bridge Falls (or Middle Falls) and Triple Falls.  If you head into the Oneonta Gorge, you can also add Lower Oneonta Falls to the list.  Regardless of how you count them, this hike won’t disappoint!  If you are on the trail in late spring or early summer, be sure to look for the crisp, articulated red columbine flower and the delicate pacific starflower.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Four waterfalls. Old-growth forest. Numerous wildflowers.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

120.00 ft (36.58 m)

Net Elevation Gain

600.00 ft (182.88 m)

Features

Waterfalls
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

07/04/2016
Amazing waterfalls and beautiful view points along the way.
07/11/2016
Detour (and advisory) is no longer necessary. There's a decent trail now through the old slide. It's steep-ish but very accessible regardless of experience. Definitely worth the hike to Triple Falls!
10/23/2013
Some of the most beautiful falls in the gorge, in my opinion. Especially in autumn.
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