Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Multnomah Falls + Oneonta Gorge | Oregon



Multnomah Falls is something else. Majestic, towering, touristy and crowded; a vision among waterfalls standing at 620 feet, she is the 4th tallest in the nation. We hiked the trail to the top with a total of 11 switchbacks for some vertigo inducing views of the fall over a ledge and a beautiful Columbia River panorama. I didn't read anything about the "face" in the falls, but there totally is one! 


Oneonta Gorge is situated just before the Byway joins I-84 in Dodson. You can actually hike into the gorge, but first you have to deftly maneuver over a massive log jam. Then you'll plunge into icey water, which is mostly up to your ankles, your knees, but at certain points, just above your waist. It is a short hike, only about a 1/2 mile in. Definitely a fun little adventure. I brought the waterproof Nikon and the lack of good lighting gave us blurry photos as a result. Still, this place is too beautiful not to share even my lackluster photos. Oneonta was otherworldly, an absolutely awe inspiring botanical paradise.
Multnomah, Oneonta and a series of other waterfalls, hikes, and majestic vistas can be reached along the Historic Columbia River Scenic Byway, just under an hour from Portland. 

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I now always think of Wild when I see anything around Oregon and the outdoors ha. I hope you had a waterproof iPhone case! ;)

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  2. Your photos are so gorgeous!This looks like a completely peaceful getaway.

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  3. Oh my gosh you guys, this is awesome!

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