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“Amazing Experience, Be Careful on the Logjam”
Review of Oneonta Gorge

Oneonta Gorge
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
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Reviewed 19 May 2011

Oneonta Gorge is one of the most unique and breathtaking hikes in the Gorge. The "trail" (actually a creek) passes through sheer cliffs for 1/4 mile and requires hikers to climb over a logjam and wade up to waist deep. For this, they are rewarded with an amazing falls and punchbowl at the end of the trail.

Sadly, yesterday a young man from Portland died after slipping from the log jam. While Oneonta is generally considered passable by hikers of varying abilities, this reminds us of the need to take safety precautions while enjoying Oregon's most scenic natural masterpiece, the Columbia River Gorge.

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Reviewed 3 August 2010

This is a good take in with the family. It's just east of Multnomah Falls and the trailhead is right off the Historic Highway. The gorge is only about1/2 mi tops. Be prepared to get wet and make sure you have something on your feet as you'll either be walking through water or on rocks. The Gorge has high, moss covered walls for the short stretch on the way to an impressive waterfall at the end. Along the way, you scramble over a large log jam then follow the cold flowing water from the waterfall. Much of the time, the water is ankle deep. The last week of July when we were there, there was one short section that was about 1.5 ft deep and another that was about 3.0 - 3.5 ft deep. At the foot of the falls, there is a wider area where a pool collects. Lots of teens on camp day-trips were enjoying themselves there the 2 week days we came.

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Reviewed 31 July 2009

I came across the previous review on TripAdvisor about the Gorge and had to see it for myself. My 8 year old daughter and I went to Multnomah Falls on one of the hottest days of the year (105+ degrees). We decided that since we were so close to Oneonta Gorge, we would check it out. If nothing else, it would be cooler than our hotel. My packed my daughter's swimsuit gear but decided to keep mine in the car because I figured that I would "just get my feet wet." What a mistake! However, I wouldn't change the experience for the world. We walked through the gorge in order to see the waterfall and had to wade through water that was waist high (my daughter could easily swim by this point on the hike). The waterfall was beautiful but the expedition to see it was probably the most fun. There are some HUGE logs that you climb over at the beginning of the trip. The only bad part is trying to cross them after you are soaking wet in order to get out. I wish I lived closer so I could come here every weekend. My only regret is that I didn't have my 5 year old son with me.

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Reviewed 13 February 2016
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