We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Cascade Locks, OR 97014
Phone Number:
(541) 308-1700
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 470 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 384
  • 60
    Very good
  • 10
  • 3
  • 2
Summer time

Beautiful and a reasonable hike for a novice or expert. Central location so not far off the beaten path.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sandy, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

470 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 459: English reviews
Sandy, Oregon
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful and a reasonable hike for a novice or expert. Central location so not far off the beaten path.

Thank lpetricevic
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful Gorge spot - great any time of year, but all the best on a hot summer day - Oneonta is so cool and fresh in comparison. Come prepared for a swim!

Thank OregonTraveler17
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
1,530 reviews
707 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I keep telling myself it was worth it as I was not prepared to get wet or dirty wearing a leather jacket and also holding a lot of electronics to boot. I climbed over some giant logs and then went into chest deep water to look at water falling over rocks. I'm either a complete idiot or a monumental genius.... More 

1 Thank James A
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I read many reviews in all different parts of the year. We thought it won't be bad in November. We bumped into only one guy on our way out. The water was way too cold. It was a beautiful short hike, like no other. The logs were a difficult obstacle. There came a point where I couldn't feel my feet... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I hear there's lots of areas where you can hike around and wade in cool, cold water in bare feet in the summer - there's only so much you can hike to in the winter but it's definitely a great nature background scene to check out. You almost get lost in the luscious greens and forget you're anywhere near Portland... More 

Thank Liz K
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you only have time to visit one place, this should be the place. Bring your water shoes as well as a towel and a set of clothes. There were only 2 spots where the water is deeper. First spot came up to the knee and second spot to the chest. We brought our 3 and 6 year old and... More 

Thank Alex W
Miami Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The day we visited it had been raining heavily that week so the water was deeper and moving faster. Going over the log jam was more difficult than I expected, very slippery. After passing the log jam the water was freezing and moving fast which made it take longer to navigate. Finally got to the deeper part and didn't go... More 

1 Thank TerryMiamiFlorida
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went when it rained the day before, so you can imagine the aberration of the creeks height. I was able to make it just on the log jam due to the height of the creek being around 5 feet. I was looking forward to the falls but I had to cut the loss as it seemed no one attempted... More 

Thank Chuck T
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I love to just go and watch the fall. Its just a nice place to just meditate and relax on a nice day.

Thank Leslee D
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
519 reviews
336 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My husband and I stopped at Oneonta Gorge (near Horsetail Falls) on a Saturday afternoon during our Historic Columbia River Road tour. There is a large sign along the road for the gorge. The parking was difficult but we finally got a spot on the East side of the bridge. We walked through a tunnel (for foot traffic) and across... More 

Thank M J

Been to Oneonta Gorge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Oneonta Gorge and other visitors
27 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (27)

Questions? Get answers from Oneonta Gorge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?