Triple Falls

Western Gorge, Oregon

Triple Falls
Triple Falls (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

Trail Features

  • WaterfallWaterfall

Trail Description Driving Directions

alert Trail Alert, Jul 12, 2018: Trail closed due to the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. Currently there is no timeline for reopening. 

Start at the Oneonta Trailhead, as it parallels the old highway. Switchback and gain a couple hundred feet until the trail flattens out, coming to a junction with Horsetail Falls Trail (#438). Take a short jaunt down the Horsetail Falls Trail to see Middle Oneonta Falls and the first Oneonta Creek Bridge. After returning back on the Oneonta Trail (#424), climb to a pair of switchbacks as it traverses high above Middle Oneonta Falls (also known as Upper Oneonta Falls). Find a short, steep, and rocky path down to the falls from the main trail, just below the switchbacks.
 
For a longer hike, continue on the Oneonta Trail above the falls another 6.5 miles to Larch Mountain.
 
- Hike descriptions were collaboratively written with the generous support of oregonhikers.org.
 
This hike enters the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness at approximately a few hundred feet south of the trail junctions of #438 and #424. Wilderness restrictions apply. + Read More

Trail Details

  • Type: Out and back
  • Distance: 5 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 740 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
  • Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: No

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Driving Directions

Oneonta Trailhead:  From I-84, take Exit #35/Ainsworth and head west on the Historic Columbia River Highway for approximately 2.9 miles to the trailhead on your left/south. Parking is on the right/north. + Read More

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