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“An easy trail with amazing views of spectacular waterfalls and the gorge.”
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Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildlife
This is a clearly marked trail that is great for kids (we took 9 kids between 4 adults and had no problems).
From the trailhead, you'll go uphill on a singletrack path through the open forest giving a great view of the surrounding forested areas. After the initial uphill, the trail levels out with an optional side loop that provides a stunning view of the gorge. This trail will take you right to the edge of a very steep drop off so hold on to little ones.
Continuing on will bring you to a bridge over the stunning Oneonta Falls. The view is amazing as the falls drop into a narrow, yet steep and deep canyon that flows on to the Columbia river.
The trail then heads uphill again through some switchbacks before leveling off for a pleasant, level hike back towards the Columbia River. You are again presented with an amazing view of the gorge before heading back down to the highway and to Horsetail Falls.