Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 259 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Walking Forest River Views Waterfall
Description
Waypoints (0)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (210)
Photos (276)
Recordings (172)
Completed (842)
View user's profile page
Rebecca Baillargeon
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 24, 2020
Hiking
View Rebecca 's Recording
View user's profile page
DoctorofaCertainSize .
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 15, 2020
Hiking

Lovely little hike up to the upper falls. Enough of a climb to get a little sweat going, but well graded and mild, safe switchbacks for kids even on a rainy day.

View user's profile page
Shannon Wright
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 8, 2020
HikingRocky

Happened upon this sweet little hike during our Labor Day weekend hiking trip. Of course everyone else did as well. VERY popular tourist attraction! Although there were soooooo many people, we decided to hike up to the upper falls anyway. It’s a super short, easy hike with a slight upgrade & rocky trail. Aside from all the people, it was a nice hike, and the falls at the end were a great payoff. Go on a non-holiday weekend, or better yet, during the week, and take a dip in the upper falls.

View user's profile page
Sara Richardson Hiatt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 21, 2020
Hiking

Short hike with a beautiful reward

View Sara's Recording
View user's profile page
Sarah Ottino
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 20, 2020
HikingGreat!

Free limited parking with very easy access to the falls. This was basically an overlook since it required zero hiking to see the falls. Great for kids and families!

View user's profile page
Joel Goldstein
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 19, 2020
Hiking
View Joel's Recording
View user's profile page
Veronica Orantes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 6, 2020

Where did everyone park? I tried to go to horsetail falls and the entrance to the parking lot was closed.

View user's profile page
Chris Nguyen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 2, 2020
Hiking

Easy and fun hike. The waterfalls were pretty! Enjoy!

View user's profile page
Jack Hollin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 27, 2020
Hiking

Fun, quick, easy hike with a cool waterfall to look at, take pictures, and walk around.

View user's profile page
Kristen Pushor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 21, 2020
Hiking

Horsetail is nice, but you HAVE to climb to the upper falls (Ponytail). The switchbacks suck but totally worth it. You can walk behind the falls and there’s great views of the river from up there

View user's profile page
Amber Fake
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 8, 2020
Hiking
View user's profile page
Athena Nguyen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 17, 2020
WalkingMuddy
View Athena's Recording
View user's profile page
shar L
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 14, 2020
HikingMuddyRocky
View shar's Recording
View user's profile page
Alexis Quiñonez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 19, 2020
HikingIcyMuddyRocky
View Alexis's Recording
View user's profile page
Julia Mount
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarDecember 25, 2019
HikingMuddy

simple hike. only one fall is open, the rest is closed currently

View user's profile page
Amy Rose
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 9, 2019
Hiking

Beautiful hike! The upper falls has a trail that goes into a cave behind the waterfall. Unfortunately the trail is currently closed beyond the upper falls due to fire damage. So the hike is really only about a mile, but well worth it!

View Amy's Recording
View user's profile page
Brock Hill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 8, 2019
Hiking

Short hike. Very beautiful!

View user's profile page
Berne S
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 22, 2019
HikingMuddyRocky
View Berne's Recording
View user's profile page
Never_Stop_Exploring .
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 22, 2019
HikingMuddy
View Never_Stop_Exploring's Recording
View user's profile page
Daniel Hughes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 9, 2019
Hiking

Dope

View Daniel 's Recording
View user's profile page
Jerry Burke
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 31, 2019
Hiking

Great short hike to a delightful fall. Can’t wait till the rest of the trail opens up!

View Jerry's Recording
View user's profile page
Ali Herrera
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 21, 2019
Hiking

Quick and easy with a pretty waterfall you can walk behind with a big pool of water at the end. Super crowded but still negotiable. Upper part of trail still closed

View user's profile page
Shiloh Brown
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 11, 2019
Hiking

Easy hike with our kiddo (7). Short and sweet with a fun payoff of walking behind the waterfall and climbing down to the pool.

View user's profile page
Emily Risher
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2019
HikingClosed

nice trail, but main parts are still closed. you can go to the top of the falls and hike behind one, but then have to turn around and go back. super quick trek and still really beautiful!

View Emily's Recording
View user's profile page
Danielle Myers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2019
Hiking

An easy hike for families! Quick and beautiful!

View user's profile page
Anne Palm
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 19, 2019
Hiking

Always too crowded

Showing results 1 - 26 of 210