Horsetail Falls Trail

Horsetail Falls Trail #438
Oneonta Trail #424

Horsetail Falls Trail, Ponytail Falls Trail, Oneonta Falls Trail, Triple Falls Trail

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Length: 4 miles round trip
Trail Uses: Hiking
Facilities available: Parking
Season of Use: Year round
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 100 to 600 feet
Visitor Use: Heavy
Recreation Pass to Park: No

Directions to Horsetail Falls Trailhead

3 miles east of Multnomah Falls on the Historic Columbia River Highway, or 2 miles west of I-84 ext 35 on Historic Columbia River Highway.

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Triple Falls Trail Description

A great short hike with views of five waterfalls – Horsetail Falls, Ponytail Falls, Oneonta Falls, Upper Oneonta Falls, and Triple Falls. The trail to triple falls can also be accessed from the Oneonta Trailhead, but you will not pass HOrsetail Falls or Ponytail Falls. For a longer hike, you can continue past Triple Falls up Oneonta Creek on Oneonta Trail #424 all the way to the Larch Mountain Trailhead, 7.7 miles from Horsetail Falls Trailhead or Oneonta Trailhead, and with a 3840 ft elevation gain.

Multnomah Falls Area Hiking Trails Map including Triple Falls Trail Map

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Triple Falls Trail / Multnomah Falls Hiking Loops


USFS Oneonta Trail #424 web page
USFS Horsetail Falls web page
USFS Horsetail Falls Trail #438 web page
USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Day Hiking web page
USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Backpacking web page