Regarding COVID-19: Please recreate responsibly and practice social distancing. Closures and travel restrictions are changing rapidly, always check and respect local regulations.

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Photographing Oneonta Gorge

2.5 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Gustavo Quiros

Oneonta Gorge is a beautiful moss filled canyon with an equally amazing waterfall at the very end. This quick hike will challenge your adventurous side and put you to the test in freezing chest high water.

Oneonta Gorge is located off the Historic Columbia River Highway. Typing "Oneonta Gorge" in your GPS will take you to the closest parking area and from there you can walk up the Oneonta Creek to reach the destination.

The hike is not that technical and can be a little difficult if done barefoot so water shoes or hiking boots is recommended. Parts of the creek will have you climb logs and others will have you almost fully submerge yourself in ice cold water. At the foot of the waterfall you can swim and take photographs. 

*Take note that this is a very popular trail and there are normally crowds of people joining you in this adventure.

Read More


Easy Parking


Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Eagle Creek Overlook Grp Site

Cascade Locks, Oregon

Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA

Lakeshore Trail #656

Lost Lake Resort And Campground

Mount Hood Village, Oregon

Wildwood Recreation Site

Nearby Adventures

Hike Oneonta Gorge

1 Miles Round Trip

Hike the Horsetail Falls Loop

2.6 Miles Round Trip - 600 ft gain

Hike to Triple Falls

3.2 Miles Round Trip - 600 ft gain