Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge

Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
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Lea
Houston, TX162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
As part of the Waterfall Corridor, my boyfriend and I stopped by here after visiting the Wahkeena Falls and before getting to Multnomah Falls. There is a small parking lot available right in front of the falls, and it's just a short walk to get there. Luckily, it wasn't so crowded when we arrived, so we were able to get some nice up close and personal shots. Would definitely recommend stopping by here!
Written January 19, 2023
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Aitrus
153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We unfortunately didn't have a lot of time to explore the Columbus River Gorge area but this was a nice stop. The view of the lower falls was very easy to get to and with a short hike we were able to get to the upper falls as well as the lookout point. The hike did have a steep start but leveled off and was easy from then on.
Written July 9, 2021
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lynette_cypress
Boise, ID460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We stopped here after visiting Crown Point (a beautiful historic "rest area" for travelers along the old scenic byway.) It's not as busy as Multnomah Falls, and parking was available (a free lot plus parking along the road.) The hike is uphill until you get to the upper falls, but it's in good shape The lower falls are pretty spectacular - you can drive/walk right to those. The upper falls are even better! The trail goes back behind them for a great viewpoint. You can walk down to the pool where the water hits to swim or enjoy the mist. Continue on the path to a beautiful overlook above the Gorge. But be warned: there are no guard rails and it's a sheer cliff to the bottom. A small sign nearby was a sad reminder to be careful: a young man died there years ago when he fell from the cliff. The trail continues to the next canyon, but we turned around after about 1 mile.
Written August 2, 2021
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
On the road from Portland to Boise is a turn off for these falls. It’s not far off the main road and there is a decent amount of free parking. Like many others, we parked, had a look, took some photos and then drive into Multnomah Falls. But these falls are well worth a visit.
Written April 11, 2022
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PorkyCat67
Regina, Canada25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Well worth the drive to stop and see the Horsetail Falls. It is so very lush and green here. The ferns are huge. March was a great time to be here as the water flow was heavy making for a very pretty show.
Written April 15, 2020
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Rather_Nomadic
Panama City, FL1,811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We honestly wound up here because all the parking was full at Multnomah Falls but it turned out great. The falls are right on the roadside with parking and no hiking required. You can hike up to the upper falls but we didn’t. The falls sit in almost an amphitheater where the water spray keeps it very cool even on hot days. There are a couple picnic tables but the low walls and rocks are also perfect for sitting. There is a big, shallow pool where you can wade in the cool water. Nice stop.
Written July 19, 2022
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Greg M
Charlotte, NC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a beautiful, robust waterfall right along the road, an easy stop for anyone. Seemed to be plenty of parking on a rainy day. Nothing else to do there but be amazed at the water! (or start a hike at the nearby trailhead).
Written May 18, 2022
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Jim W.
Atlanta, GA1,302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is the somewhat scaled down falls within a mile or so (east) of Multnomah Falls. It has a small parking lot; we were able to wait for a couple of minutes and get a space. Once in the lot, you merely have to cross the road to see the falls.

While not nearly as tall as Multnomah Falls, this is impressive in its own right. There are a couple of different vantage points, and you can get good photos from either one. Again, as we visited in the morning the lighting was not ideal.

If you are driving through the gorge, this is definitely worth a stop just for the convenience to impressiveness ratio.
Written August 8, 2022
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Davigeta
Saint Louis, MO1,088 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This waterfall is right off the road and you do not have to hike to see it (I am sure the hike is great, but I was glad not to have to hike to see it!). At the base of the waterfall is a pond, and kids enjoy that area a lot. A very pretty spot, DEFINITELY worth a stop.
Written August 31, 2020
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Linn H
Texas36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Make sure to hit the .4 mile to the upper falls. You can walk behind the waterfall. Upper falls also called Ponytail Falls. Great views. Stunning waterfall.
Written March 9, 2020
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