Oneonta Trail #424

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Scenic View of Oneonta Gorge

Attention:  there is a large, impassable slide at about milepost 1 of the Oneonta trail.  This would  be about 1/4 mile south of the Oneonta/Horsetail Falls Junction. 

Larch Mtn road will be gated at Milepost 10 starting on Nov. 6, 2014.  The south end of Oneonta Trail #424 will no longer be accessible by vehicle after that date.  For more info, visit:

5/23/14 Slide at milepost 1.0 has been repaired.

The trail begins at Oneonta Trailhead on the Historic Columbia River Highway and ends at Larch Mountain Road. It is in wilderness from Horsetail Falls Trail #438 to Multnomah Creek Way #444.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Attention: there is a large slide which has taken out about 100 yards of the Oneonta #424 trail, making access to Triple Falls from the north impassable. The slide is about 1/4 mile south of the Oneonta/Horsetail Falls Junction.Larch Mtn road will be closed NOv 6, 2014 for the season at milepost 10 by Multnomah Co Roads.
Fees No fee unless parked at the Larch Mountain Trailhead.  Fee at Larch Mountain. Trailhead is $5/vehicle/day, payable at the trailhead, or NW Forest Pass.
Open Season: Approx June - Nov 6
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motor vehicles are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail. Mountain bikes are only allowed from Larch Mountain Trailhead to junction with Trail #444.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR; Troutdale, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Many people choose to walk into the creek bed at this site, which is not an official trail.  There is a large log jam in the creek that is slippery and dangerous to cross.  Please know your skill level and recreate responsibly.  

General Information


From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Bridal Veil exit #28.  Follow the off ramp to the intersection with the Historic Highway and turn left (east).  Travel approximatly 6 miles to the parking area on the south side of the highway. 

From Hood River, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 to Ainsworth exit #35.  Travel west on the Historic Highway approximately 1.5 miles to the parking area on its south side. 



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Day Hiking

Hiking to Triple falls would make a good day hike and is just over 4 miles roundtrip.


The Oneonta Trail has many great elements for making an overnight trip in the Columbia River Gorge. Some of the highlights are; waterfalls, steep creek-weathered basalt cliffs, and good camping spots. . Please consult a good, up to date map when planning your hike.

Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
  7.7 miles
  Elevation : 
100 - 3800