Oneonta Gorge is located on the bank of Columbia River Gorge; this place is famous for its scenic beauty. If you're an adventure lover then this is a perfect place for you, as it has all kind of attractions i.e., from highlands to rivers and from waterfalls to 25 million years old walls. So if you are looking for a one day holiday destination, then this is the place you should go to. Spot has a proper parking lot, where you can park your car and move uphill. This hike is not only short but also unique as you get to see one of the rarest plant, fern and mosses species on your way to the hill top.
September is the best time to come, as at that time the water level is not too high and you can actually walk around in the water. If you want to see the waterfall in full flow then you must come here in summers, as the water is rushing down the hill and the sound of the water hitting the stones creates a magical environment and for a moment you feel that you are in an entirely different world.
It is not a family spot as the hike has obstacles and it becomes extremely difficult with small children around. Although those millions years old walls are a treat for all. These walls have a very rich history associated to them, and people like to come here and travel guides share the history of the place with you.
There are four major waterfalls here, and the best thing is that you cannot view all these waterfalls from a single point. You actually have to move to different places to watch all these falls and that is the whole adventure. One of these falls is known as lower gorge and is preserved as a natural habitat. So, there is no direct point from where you can see this one, but while moving uphill you can see the waterfall.
The trail is not that easy as many may consider and this is mainly due to the natural obstacles on the track. You must take wet shoes with you, as the land here is pretty moist due to the waterfalls. It is highly advisable to take all necessary equipment as the weather here is quite unpredictable. Be very prepared for all sorts of situations. All in all this is a perfect spot to have fun, laughter and thrill at the same time.