TRIPLE FALLS (4.5 miles round trip)
|Horsetail Falls where we started|
• View four waterfalls in 2.25 miles: Horsetail Falls where the trail starts, Upper Horsetail Falls that we hiked behind, Oneonta Falls that we viewed from a bridge over Oneonta Gorge, and Triple Falls, our destination point.
• Triple Falls is a unique and beautiful waterfall – three separate waterfalls converge on the edge of a cliff and cascade over it meeting as one before they hit the pool of water below.
• The hike back down to the car took a fraction of the time to get to the falls, primarily because it was all downhill.
• Multnomah Falls is just a few miles down the historic highway from the trailhead. The lodge boasts flush toilets and sinks with real soap for hand washing, a bonus for parents. The kids love the ice cream cones and Italian sodas for sale at inflated prices. I was tired enough to pay $3.00 for a cruddy cup of coffee and pretend that it was good.
|our group at Triple Falls|
• There is no bathroom facility at the Horsetail Falls trailhead making it difficult to pee in public.
• The trail is incredibly rocky and very narrow with steep drop-offs in many places. When I replayed the trail in my mind that night, I thanked God for keeping us all safe. Any kids that come on this hike need to understand trail safety and “hug the mountain” at every switchback.
• The hike to Triple Falls is straight up the entire time making it exhausting to traverse with little people. We took LOTS of breaks and did a lot of bribing to get them all up to the falls.