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 Website||Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area45.580003, -122.072196|
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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.
The La Sportiva Spire boots feel like comfortable sneakers but offer the protection of hiking boots. They’re great on everything from short hikes to longer hikes of 10+ miles. You don’t want to skimp on your feet.
Reviews & Lowest Prices: Women – Men
I test a lot of gear, and for short to medium day hikes, travel, and everyday use, the Osprey Stratos (men) and Osprey Sirrus (women) are consistently the best. They’re lightweight, hold a hydration bladder to make drinking water easy, have lots of pockets to organize gear, and most importantly, are incredibly comfortable. Check out the reviews; they are impressive.
Reviews & Colors Here: Osprey Stratos (men) and Osprey Sirrus (women)
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