#6 Most Adventurous Columbia River Gorge Trail: Oneonta Gorge
Like something out of an Indiana Jones movie, the hike into Oneonta Gorge takes you into knee-to-torso deep water through a sliver in the basalt to a hidden waterfall. One mile out and back, the trail follows the creek bed over a large (and sometime unstable) logjam. That means not only should you be cautious crossing the logs but also you also need to bring a warm change of clothing. The water in this creek is brisk, to say the least, but it’s worth the wade on a warm, summer day. Or if you want to skip the soak, instead hike up from Horse Tail falls just past the parking area for Oneonta Gorge, a 2.5-mile trail offering views from above of Upper Horse Tail Falls and Oneonta Falls.