hiking

waterfall

Nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge, Ainsworth is equal parts waterfall wonderland, hiker's playground and camper's delight. Situated at the eastern end of Historic Highway 30, from Ainsworth to Crown Point to the west, you'll find the world's greatest concentration of high waterfalls (like Multnomah Falls). By leaving the park on Nesmith Point trail, you'll end up with a splendid view of St. Peter's Dome, a majestic basalt monolith rising 2,000 feet above the mighty Columbia River. Hiking is definitely something you'll want to do while camping at Ainsworth State Park. Back at the campground, you'll find 45 peaceful full-service campsites canopied in a laid-back, tree-filled setting. There are also four walk-in tent sites for a more primitive camping experience. This is a classic campground ... the smell of a campfire is your constant companion. Flush toilets, showers, a camp host, firewood and an amphitheater with interpretive programs are all here. Top it off with a roaring creek at the east end of the park, and you have all the makings for a great camping trip.

Wasnt crowded early in the day and on a weekday

Beautiful and unique hike

It was beautiful!! I can't wait to go back and explore it some more!!

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6 days ago

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10 days ago

Not a review, but a question? Would anyone recommend a wet suit for this trail, or is that stupid? We are going in a week!

Thanks...

hiking
14 days ago

This trail was really confusing for us, we had never been before and we stopped at the sign that said Oneonta Gorge Trail. The hike was beautiful, but it was just over 4 miles and it did not lead to the gorge pictured here. We kept on following the map on this hike and it said we were going the right way. Needless to say, 4+ miles in and we were not at the gorge but we saw triple falls and some beautiful scenery on that hike.

The actual Oneonta Gorge in just past that. You'll know you're in the right place if you see a big wooden tunnel, and you have to head down the stairs to get to the water. We ended up doing both and it was beautiful either way.

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17 days ago

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19 days ago

Wished it wasn't so crowded. Going to try and go when it's warmer. So the water isn't so shocking.