hikes

October 28, 2016

Triple Falls hike

Distance: 4.5 miles with 900 ft elevation gain

This has been one of my favorite hikes in the Columbia River Gorge for a long time, and one that I never get tired of. We started at the Horsetail Falls trailhead, hiked behind Ponytail Falls (aka Upper Horsetail Falls), over the Oneonta Creek metal bridge beside Middle Oneonta Falls, and up and around to Triple Falls.

Triple Falls day hike

Horsetail Falls

Triple Falls day hike

“the grotto”

Triple Falls day hike

close-up of “the grotto”

Triple Falls day hike

moss covered Big Leaf Maple

Triple Falls day hike

high above Oneonta Creek

Triple Falls day hike

small waterfall beside the trail

Triple Falls day hike

bridge above Triple Falls

Triple Falls day hike

Oneonta Creek

Triple Falls day hike

new bridge sign

Triple Falls day hike

Triple Falls

Triple Falls day hike

typical section of trail

Triple Falls day hike

Middle Oneonta Falls

Triple Falls day hike

Ponytail Falls (aka Upper Horsetail Falls)

Triple Falls day hike

basalt walls

Triple Falls day hike

blue skies with trees in silhouette

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