Hike to Ponytail Falls
Oregon › Ponytail Falls
Added by Talia Touboul
- Distance: 1.6 miles out-and-back
- Elevation Gain: 360 feet
- Beautiful forest
- Stunning waterfall
Ponytail Falls is an easy 0.8 mile hike located in the gorge that begins at Horsetail Falls. After hiking up mild switchbacks, continue to your right at the first trailhead intersection. The path levels out before coming around the mountain and opening up to the waterfall.
This is the easiest waterfall hike in the Oregon Gorge and is accessible all year around. It is also a great spot to begin many of the other hikes in the area.
- Bathing suit (for those who dare to jump in)
- Water (no source on trail)
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Short and Easy hike
Ponytail is an easy one to get to and worth the short trip if you're in the area. Like any of the gorge hikes near Multnomah Falls you're better off getting to the trail head early if you don't want crowds.
Great Short Hike
Get there early if you hit it on a weekend. Parking was a zoo. Otherwise the hike was great. I went a little further to the creek. Definitely worth it to get away from the crowds. Seems most people stop at Ponytail Falls and don't venture further.
Love this spot
This spot is dope! So dope, in fact, that I proposed to my wife here a few years back. My suggestion, don't stop at Ponytail, keep going along the trail, all the way over the Oneonta Gorge and back down to the road. There is plenty more beauty to be seen along this trail, and by the time you've gotten up to Ponytail, the hard part is already over, so you might as well reward yourself with a couple more miles of awesome hiking!
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