Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Back in the summer of 2012 I managed to fracture my foot. As my foot slowly healed, I started looking for an easy day hike in order to test out my progress. That's when a friend recommended I go check out the Triple Falls in the Oneonta Gorge.

The Oneonta Gorge is actually host to several water falls. The Lower, Middle, and Upper Oneonta Falls. And then a little further up you will find Triple Falls. For my trek, I was focusing on the Triple Falls as I had not really heard anything about the Oneonta Falls.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

The typical view of Upper Oneonta Falls from the bridge.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

And here's the view when you get down into the gorge and wade out into the water, er I mean very cold water.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Looking back at where I dropped off my gear.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Back on the trail, and heading further up towards Triple Falls.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

The view of Triple Falls from the trail lookout.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

And another perspective.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

The top edge of Triple Falls as seen through the trees.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Another perspective of Triple Falls.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Inside the river bed, just before the falls.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

One of the three falls. This is the most westerly one.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Looking down through the middle fall.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

A view from almost inside the middle fall.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

The view looking up the creek from the bridge.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

View of the trail heading up, past the Triple Falls Bridge.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Further up the trail, the creek is always close by.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

I found a small opening in the creek and settled in for lunch.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

A nearby frog watched me eat my lunch.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Roughly 2.5 miles up, the trail crosses back over the creek.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

While there were some interesting moss covered rocks, It was time for be to turn around and get back to the car.

Hiking Triple Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon