Hike Oneonta Gorge

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Distance

1 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Michael Matti

*Currently closed (except a small portion of the upper trail between Multnomah Spur and Trail #444 on Larch Mountain). Oneonta is a unique gorge that leads to beautiful Oneonta Falls. The experience of wading through chilly water to reach the falls only adds to the adventure.

*Currently closed (except a small portion of the upper trail between Multnomah Spur and Trail #444 on Larch Mountain)...here

This hike is very short (1 mile roundtrip) but does take some time to do. The trail leads down from the road into a stream bed. You follow the stream bed upstream through a narrow gorge. At the entrance to the gorge there is a large log jam. This requires some balance to climb over; be very careful if it is wet.

I like the path over the log jam on the far left near the gorge wall. Once you're over the log jam, the rest of the hike is just walking in and then wading through the stream. At one point in the stream the water gets quite deep, maybe 5ft depending on time of year. This section isn't very long but the water is cold. It is possible to cling to the rock and shimmy along the right side of the gorge and only have the water go up to about your knees. After the deep section, you arrive at the end of the gorge and the spectacular waterfall.

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almost 5 years ago

Awesome Nature But Lots Of People

This was an amazing nature walk through water. Go during the week because Sunday was equivalent to going to Disneyland during a holiday. It was packed with people!!!

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about 5 years ago

My Favorite Spot!

Wow! This place is fantastic! I visited for the first time a few days ago and I was amazed by how beautiful it was. The hike into the Gorge was fairly easy once you pass the big tree trunks but after that it's all up to you on how far you want to go depending on how deep and cold the water is.

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about 5 years ago

A winner.

Love it! An incredible area!

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