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Recreation

Behold the Columbia River Valley’s jaw-dropping beauty up-close when adventuring outdoors. From epic excursions in the snow, to warm-weathered fun in the sun, there’s something for every season, and for groups of any size. Book a guided tour or go it alone, the Gorge’s great outdoors is calling your name!

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Horsetail Falls – Waterfall

This classic example of a horsetail formation along Horsetail Creek can be viewed from a turnout on the Historic Highway. 

Height: 176 feet.

Punch Bowl Falls – Waterfall

Punchbowl Falls may sound short, but it is exquisite as it drops into a large amphitheater. This is also a popular swimming hole.

Lost Lake

You can find the heart of Mount Hood’s beauty and wildlife at Lost Lake. Photographers praise Lost Lake’s unrivaled vistas, birdwatchers flock to see riparian and high-elevation birds, and nature lovers bask in old-growth forests and abundant wildflowers.

Pacific Crest North – Indian Springs Trailhead

There is one picnic table and room for 5 cars. The road to the trailhead is narrow and rough. It is a popular huckleberry picking area.

Lost Lake Butte Trailhead

No amenities available immediately surrounding the trailhead. Access Lost Lake Butte trail and Old Skyline trail from this trailhead. Parking is available just to the south of the trailhead.

Old Growth Trailhead

This is a short barrier free trail that travels through old growth forest near Lost Lake.  The trail offers hikers an opportunity to learn more about the ecology of the area through numerous interpretive signs along the trail.

Triple Falls – Waterfall

The Triple Falls viewpoint is on Oneonta Trail #424, 1.7 miles from Oneonta Gorge Trailhead.  It is of triplet form, not triple as the name implies, consisting of three separate rivulets of Oneonta Creek.

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