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Triple Falls Hike

Triple Falls Hike

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. And you get to see three waterfalls along the way!

Rating:
4 / 5
Distance:
3.3 miles (5.3 km)
Time:
1:30 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Climbing:
730 ft (223 m)
Trail Condition:
Marked trails
Challenges:
Climbing
People:
Moderate
Known For:
Waterfalls
Best Time:
Early morning
Dogs:
Leashed
Bathrooms:
No
Parking:
Free

Oneonta Gorge Hike Trail Maps

Use this address in Google Maps to get to the trailhead:
Oneonta Trailhead, Hood River County, OR, 97031, USA

Triple Falls Hike location

The Oneonta Trailhead is 45 minutes east of downtown Portland, OR, and 15 minutes west of the Columbia River Gorge hub of Cascade Locks, OR.

Triple Falls Hike 3d map

After a broad switchback, the Oneonta Trail follows Oneonta creek up towards Triple Falls.

Triple Falls Hike elevation

The hike to Triple Falls is a climb, but it's not too tough. Just take your time.

Interactive Map

Oneonta Gorge Hike Map Downloads

hiking map on garmin fenix 3

If you have GPS device (I use this one by Garmin and I love it) for your hike, load the GPX file below into your device to navigate the hike. For help on loading the GPX file, read this article on converting and transferring to a Garmin GPS.

Also, don’t rely on electronics as your sole means of navigation. There’s a basic printable PDF map below, and I strongly picking up a good topo map too.

View a Printable PDF Hike MapDownload the Hike GPX File

Oneonta Gorge Hike Directions

Triple Falls Hike

Oneonta Gorge trailhead
The Oneonta Gorge trailhead is across the street from the parking lot.
Triple Falls Hike sign
The Oneonta Gorge hike is well marked, as are most of the trails in the Columbia River Gorge area.
Triple Falls Hike trail
The trail is well defined. Keep hiking up the hill.
Triple Falls Hike trail
After 0.2 miles, hike to the left at the switchback.
Oneonta Trail #424
At about 0.7 miles you’ll come to a trail sign. Hike to the right on the Oneonta Trail #424.
Triple Falls Hike trail
At 1.3 miles, the trail splits. Hike either way. The lower route will give you more options for viewing Triple Falls. They both join up shortly though. The lower route has some rocks to sit on for a picnic.
Triple Falls
Soon after that split, keep hiking and you’ll arrive at a bridge. This is Triple Falls. To end the hike, turn around and retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

A quick note. These directions are meant as a guide for the hike, and not a definitive source. Conditions change, and the information here can be different based on time of day, weather, season, etc. There can be small side trails that you might see but I missed. I have made every effort to include all the information you need to complete the hike successfully. I recommend using this guide in conjunction with a map, GPX file, common sense, and call to the ranger station or park office. If you do the hike and notice something has changed, please contact me and I will update the guide.

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