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Oneonta Gorge

Oneonta Gorge

Portland, Oregon

The Basics

Walk upstream from the river’s outlet along the Columbia River Highway to see Lower Oneonta Falls, Upper Oneonta Falls, and Triple Falls. You can also hike down Horsetail Falls Trail to the bridge crossing over Oneonta Creek, which provides views of Middle Oneonta Falls.

Columbia River Gorge tours sometimes include a visit to Oneonta Gorge along with Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Dam, and Beacon Rock. Some combination tours combine a Columbia River Gorge visit with a hop-on hop-off tour of Portland.

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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
$85.00 per adult
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Best way to see the gorge without a permit
The stops at the site were gorgeous and generous in time. The best way to see the gorge without a permit.
PHIL_T, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Portland

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Stunning scenery! Great tour!
Yvonne_M, Aug 2022
Half Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
TJ was a wonderful guide. Gave us a fun and informative 1/2 day. Drove along the Columbia gorge, stopping at various waterfalls to see amazing sites. Highly recommend.
star-5
So many waterfalls!
Elizabeth_H, Jun 2022
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Marcus was a great guide and so informative! I saw the most waterfalls in my entire life during this trip
star-5
Definitely a winner
Lisa_F, May 2022
Half Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
This was a fantastic tour. TJ was very knowledgeable and very friendly and his pictures were fantastic. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to see the beautiful nature as well as the waterfalls and get a history of the area at the same time
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Waterfalls and Scenic views
Blake_S, May 2022
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day
Latourelle falls I think was my favorite. Standing under a waterfall in the rain and mist after a walk down a scenic trail. Multnomah and other stops we made also nice. We went farther in the Colombia River Gorge and made more stops there as Mt Hood was snowed in late in the year unexpectedly. All in all, a really enjoyable tour, within the manageable range for someone with a bad knee. :) TJ, as with the other tours we took with him, made it fun, and looked after us by dodging a coyote that darted in front of the tour bus :)
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Fun chasing waterfalls
Rebecca_P, Aug 2021
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Seeing the waterfalls as well as the I knowledge provided by our tour guide. It was fun hiking to the falls
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Great fun and education
Gary_J, Aug 2021
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day
Our guide TJ was amazing. Knowledgeable, courteous, with a great sense of humor. He took us to several small stops not on the itinerary to give us a better understanding of the area around the gorge and Mt Hood. If you only have time for one tour while in the Portland area this should be the one you take. As a 5th generation Oregonian JT has a true sense of the history of the region.
star-5
A perfect half-day
Anita_D, Aug 2021
Half Day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour
TJ is a knowledgeable and fun tour guide! His love for the outdoors is evident. I highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Michael_L, Jul 2021
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day
TJ, with Infinite Oregon Tours, was our tour guide and we can not say enough wonderful things about our experience. His tour skills and the overall tour to the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood were top! We had a full day with a wonderful narrative of local history, great picture taking opportunities, and felt welcomed and safe the entire day. We do hope to return to this wonderful part of the country and when we do we will be seeking TJ for more tour experiences.
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Columbia Gorge waterfalls
Paula_T, Jun 2021
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable about local environment, lore and vegetation. Gorgeous scenery.
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Gorgeous Gorge
Lisa_P, Mar 2020
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Marcus provided a very informative and enjoyable tour for our group. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the plants and wildlife. We would highly recommend.
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Awesome and worthy
Soumik_G, Dec 2019
Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
The tourist guide was very nice and knowledgeable person. He was professional and well behaved but we were not in hurry at all. Enjoyed the visit each of the place they proposed.
star-5
Fantastic tour and tour guide
Jing_H, Aug 2021
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour - Full Day
Our tour guide TJ makes up 90% of this great experience, though the scenes are just as wonderful. You'll know you're in good hands as you meet him. I believe I'll still enjoy the journey even if he just took us to the middle of nowhere haha. Just one piece of friendly suggestion: if Mt. Hood is (again) covered in clouds and invisible, just walk a little, take some pictures, and the clouds might go away to reveal Mt. Hood. We spent most of our time inside the lodge and missed that scene. When we went out, the clouds just went back again. But then again, thanks to TJ, we did have an interesting tour inside the lodge too.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Oneonta Gorge is a must-see for nature lovers.

  • There's no trail through the lower gorge, so hiking here usually involves walking in cold water that can be anything from ankle deep to chest high, depending on the season.

  • If you plan on hiking, wear closed-toe hiking shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet.

  • The Oneonta Gorge is not accessible for wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Oneonta Gorge is located roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) outside of Portland, Oregon, just off Interstate 84. Public transportation to the site is limited, but you can take a taxi, rental car, or guided tour.

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When to Get There

Since there is no trail and you will likely get wet while hiking along the riverbed, it’s a good idea to visit during Oregon’s warm summer months. To avoid crowds, opt for an early morning or weekday visit.

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Must-See Spots Near the Oneonta Gorge

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is full of waterfalls to explore, including Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Punch Bowl Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the area, making Columbia Gorge a popular scenic getaway from downtown Portland.

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