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Oneonta Gorge, Cascade Locks

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Oneonta Gorge features four major waterfalls dropping over the edges of 25-million-year-old basalt walls covered in lush, endemic woodland and aquatic plants. This dramatic chasm offers ample hiking and bird-watching opportunities. Be prepared to scramble over slippery rocks, wade in chest-deep cold water, and negotiate wobbly logjams. The plunge pool at the bottom of the Lower Oneonta Falls is a popular summer swimming destination. With our world travel planner, Cascade Locks attractions like Oneonta Gorge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Saw this beautiful jem while hiking beautiful waterfall and a nice little spot to hang out at and take photos  more »
  • We really enjoyed this experience as we got to scale some logs, wade in waist-Deep water and enjoy a waterfall in the end. It is quite busy and the logs are quite dangerous (more so the people who run...  more »
  • We originally set out to visit the really popular tourist place down the road. There was a 1 hour line of traffic though and no parking, so we decided to drive past it. What a great stroke of luck tha...  more »
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  • I went here for the first time 3 years ago and luv it. My kind of a perfectly awesome hike.. but does anyone know if it's still hikable now, after the fire?
  • Most of the trails here are closed because of the fire. Oneonta falls is not accessable. You can only bus up to the large falls and it is closed for capacity by noon!
  • Hiking through Oneonta is one of my most favorite memories ever. There's an abundance of beauty, peace, and bliss here. Pro tip: thi hike itself is very short but the rocks are very slippery and there are fallen logs that are scary and can be dangerous. So make sure you have the right shoes and are prepped for the trail. The water is super cold but you get used to it.
  • Wicked awesome place! Skip over the stream, then over a huge pile of timber and wade through the water up to your neck to reach this amazing waterfall. All along the way there are beautiful photos to be taken with every step. Truly one of my favorite destinations along the Gorge!
  • This is a great place for a summer hike. Let's hope that fire didn't do too much damage, and it will be open this year!
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