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If you follow MTN Talk at all you’ll know I love the Columbia River Gorge in Cascade Locks, Oregon. It is such a beautiful place to go! My girlfriend Taylor and I chose to camp out in the Ainsworth Campground. It cost 17 dollars a night. The campground has bathrooms, showers, RV spots, biker/ hiker spots and you can even buy wood there too so if you want a fire.
The hike to Triple Falls is 5 miles out and back with an elevation gain of about 740 feet on the way there. I will say it was not one of the easiest hikes I have ever done but I still think anyone can do it with more or less breaks during the hike. The waterfall is gorgeous once you get the there, what waterfall sucks? None. We started from the Oneonta Trailhead along the Historic Columbia River Hwy. You’ll take the trail and go onto Columbia Gorge Trail #400 and hike along the Oneonta Creek. Once you reach the fork you can go check out Lower Oneonta Falls if you chose to, but for Triple Falls you’re going to want to go straight, or stay right.
You can either view from the first “overlook” you reach or keep going to the top of the falls. (pretty much no extra elevation gain once you reach the first overlook I talked about). Grab your camera, water and snacks and go to town.
Have you done this hike? Let us know what you thought of it!
Experience By: Josh Blakley