Horsetail, Ponytail, Oneonta, and Triple Falls via the Oneonta Trail

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Horsetail, Ponytail, Oneonta, and Triple Falls via the Oneonta Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2513 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

An easy hike in and out with four great waterfalls and beautiful trees along the way. The trail starts out with a few switchbacks that eventually turn into a more moderately sloped trail to the first falls, Pony Tail Falls. If you keep going the trail wanders around and then down to some more switchback that lead to a bridge over the Oneonta Gorge. Following the trail will take you to a fork that if you follow to the left will take you to Triple Falls, the Forest Service is repairing the trail after a tree fell last winter. The right fork will take you back to the Scenic Highway. Parts of the trail are steep and rocky but overall the trail is fairly easy.

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Crowded in summer.

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Loved it!

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21 days ago

Great short hike! Beautiful ! Get there early to pass the crowd

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26 days ago

The trail gets better and better the further up you go. Highly recommended. It's difficult at times as it's uphill all the way. Need walking boots.

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27 days ago

Would say this is a moderate-rated hike. The trail goes along the ridge overlooking the gorge. Nice wildflowers here and there and nice variety of falls within short distance . Go for a dip at the top of Triple Falls!

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