How long in miles is the roundtrip on this trail going all the the way to triple falls? I will be visiting the Columbia river gorge in the middle of July, is 2 days too much time to spend in this area? We don't do the water sports, but I would like to hike Multnomah falls to the top and hike the Oneonta gorge at least to the first waterfall. My wife is 5.3 will she be too small to get across the water to the waterfall in the Oneonta Gorge?
I live in Portland and have visited the Gorge several times by car and some hiking trips. I don't do water sports as the water is freezing all year! When you go to Multnomah Falls there is a visiting center where you can get maps of hiking trails and a map to hike all the Water Falls in the loop. If you going in July you will enjoy it as it should be really hot and humid. You can also take a scenic drive that takes you up to Crown Point ( a must see), and a stop at The ViewPoint Inn built in 1926 that is on the cover of the book Twilight and the Prom was filmed there in the movie. It burned on the inside and they were renovating it when I was there. The best investment you can buy is a book called Curious Gorge by Scott Cook. It covers over 100 Hikes and Explorations in the Columbia Gorge.I keep it in my car and have almost seen everything in the book :)
I did not hike to the top but a great site for information on waterfalls in Oregon isthe site world-of-waterfalls is helpful. Also oregonattractions site for waterfalls offers information as well. Silver Falls State park outside of Salem has great waterfalls and hiking trails that are well laid out and all very different.
My husband says it's almost 8 miles r/t. There are maps at your starting point. We don't do water activities either and live in the Gorge. Lots of beauty and neat places to visit. We do love to hike, but don't know about the Oneonta Gorge. We have hiked Wachella falls at exit 40 off I 84. That's only a 2 mile r/t and beautiful. Lots of great hikes near horsetail too so 2 days isn't too long at all! You'll find great waterfalls, beer and winery's everywhere. Enjoy!
if you go and visit the columbia river gorge region, i would highly recommend a book called "Curious Gorge". it has detailed maps of everything trail worth hiking in the region, including Mt Hood , and it is a great practical book that will make you enjoy the area beyong the gorges. it was my life saver there. we stayed 3 days and based ourselves in Hood river. there is more to see to the region than the gorges, even though they are gorgeous.
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