Oneonta Gorge Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 285 reviews
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Oneonta Gorge Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

scramble

closed

no dogs

The Oneonta Gorge is a scenic hiking destination and botanical area in the Columbia River Gorge area on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Be prepared to navigate through logs, climb through rocks and wade in cold water as you follow along Oneonta Creek through the gorge. The views at the end are breathtaking, and the challenge makes the hike worth it. Ecology enthusiasts will also enjoy the variety of aquatic and woodland plants. Upper Oneonta Falls, Middle Oneonta Falls, Lower Oneonta Falls and Triple Falls are the four main waterfalls in the gorge. The trailhead is accessed in Oneonta just off the Historic Columbia River Highway.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I wish I could give this 5 stars. The falls and the gorge are absolutely breathtaking. However, it is way too crowded. What makes you think everyone wants to listen to the rap music playing out of your portable speaker? It reverberates throughout the entire gorge. Did I also mention the stench of cigarette and weed smoke?

Bottom line:

If you want to party and socialize, come here during the warmer months.
If you want to actually enjoy this place properly, I suggest coming here during winter.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Is closed we don't. Have access to go up.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite hike of the trip! Climbing over the log jam in the beginning was like an obstacle course and was awesome! We weren't prepared for the water to be so deep in some places....turned around right before the first waterfall because we just did this trail on a whim and didn't bring towels or extra clothes. Definitely want to go back and do this one again though!

hiking
3 months ago

Very fun little hike. Come prepared with rugged water shoes. Waded through waist deep frigid water after climbing a hefty slippery log pile. It was all worth it for the quick swim in the waterfall at the end. Come early, it got very crowded. The crowd does take away from the majestic beauty. Which is why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars . You probably won't find solitude here on the weekends. I will definitely try it out again

3 months ago

Too crowded

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3 months ago

Fun hike but short. I loved all of it even scrambling over the huge log pile in the beginning.

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3 months ago

So much fun. Waterfall at the end is just ok (I went in August, prob more robust in spring) but loved climbing over the logs and wading through the creek. Short hike, but this hike is definitely more about the journey than the destination.

3 months ago

Exotic enveloped watery log laden trail. Dangerous for old folks, younger folks, and animals. Expect to get soaked. Would have been five stars but swamped by hikers takes away some of the majesty of the moment. Still very fun and met cool people!...but also a couple shitty people.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Great short little hike but not a hike for dogs because there are a ton of logs in the middle of the gorge right now that you have to climb over. We had to carry the dog over it and was very difficult/dangerous

hiking
4 months ago