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

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nature trips

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forest

river

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waterfall

wild flowers

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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.

6 days ago

What a great hike! I love this hike. the hard part is the very beginning with the steep incline for roughly 3/4's of a mile. Soon after is the first beautiful waterfall. There's a lot to see with it having beautiful views of the Gorge and the falls. There are also spots up the creek of the second waterfall that is beautiful.

Multiple cool waterfalls wrapped up in one nice hike, culminating in Triple Falls for the grand finale! I look forward to going back earlier in the season when the water is flowing even better.

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14 days ago

Beautiful but hard trek.

14 days ago

went to ponytail from Ainsworth campground. at least half of the path is rock. the bottom of my feet didn't enjoy that. otherwise I'd give it 5 stars. The upper horsetail falls are very cool, tons of fun going under the falls. Lower horsetail is busier being near the parking lot but enjoyable and a good picnic spot.

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15 days ago

Loved this hike very much! I don't like crowds but everyone was so friendly and helped each other over the log jam, it was great. We walked below the falls then above the falls. And around to Horsetail. I forgot to record the hike below the falls. Definitely want to do this again and hike out to triple falls.

15 days ago

very nicetrail and falls

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23 days ago

A lot of the trail is rocky and steep, but the waterfalls, creeks, and greenery is worth the effort! The area at the top of triple falls is a great place to take a break to snack, cool off in the shade, play in the creek, etc.

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26 days ago

kick butt trail with lots of uphill grinds. many parts are eroded so be careful. Be prepared to enjoy the water when at the top. .8mi in you can cut off to ponytail and horsetail falls too.