Triple Falls Hike
|In This Guide|
|Distance||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Hike Time||1:30 Hours (Total)|
|Total Ascent (?)||910 feet (277m)|
|Highest Elevation||790 feet (241m)|
|Fees & Permits||Parking Fee|
|Park Contact||Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area45.580003, -122.072196|
The Triple Falls hike from Oneonta Gorge is scenic, great for beginners, and doesn’t have the big crowds that many other Columbia Gorge hikes have. The hike winds up above Oneonta Gorge, and you can look down on the raging creek as you hike on the trail above it. The Triple Falls hike can get crowded, but it’s no where near as crowded Multnomah Falls or Eagle Creek. And you get to see three waterfalls along the way!
Triple Falls, at the end of the hike, is great place for a picnic or snack.
Getting to the Triple Falls Hike
Use this trailhead address: Oneonta Trailhead, Hood River County, OR, 97031, USA.
Parking is free. If the trailhead lot is full, there’s additional parking east of the trailhead by the Oneonta Tunnel, a short walk away.
Gear for the Hike
This isn’t a long hike but it can get muddy and slippery. I do recommend basic hiking gear and hiking boots. Trekking poles will help with any slippery or muddy sections.
Here’s the gear that I personally use, have tested, and recommend for this hike*.
Good for light and more hardcore hikes. Feels like a sneaker but protects like a hiking boot.
This is a super-light and comfortable backpack that can hold everything you need on a hike, including a hydration bladder. It also works great as a general backpack or carry-on.
Make your photos stand out by using this lightweight, do-anything tripod. The Joby attaches your smartphone to trees, rocks, whatever you can find on the trail. Folds down compactly too.
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Triple Falls Trail Maps
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Triple Falls Hike Directions
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