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

Google Maps trailhead:
Oneonta Trailhead, Hood River County, OR, 97031, USA

Hike Location

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.

3D Hike Map

Triple Falls Hike 3d map
After a broad switchback, the Oneonta Trail follows Oneonta creek up towards Triple Falls.

Hike Elevation Profile

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

Interactive Hike Map

Oneonta Gorge Hike Map Downloads

Download a GPX file to use on your GPS device. GPS devices are great to plan and follow routes, and there are tons of free electronic hiking maps that you can use. But don't rely solely on electronic navigation, always have a paper backup. Print out the PDF below, get a topo map, and/or print these directions.

View a Printable PDF Hike MapDownload the Hike GPX File

Oneonta Gorge Hike Directions

Triple Falls Hike

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What to Expect

Turn by Turn Directions

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.