Triple Falls (Summer 2013)

Directions: Drive I-84 East to exit 28. Take a left onto the Old Highway and drive for about 5 miles. There will be a pullout on the left shoulder of the road for parking. If you reached Oneonta Gorge you’ve gone too far.

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The trail immediately starts uphill, and will continue that way for most of the hike. After the first half mile the trail turns South, leaving the highway and turning into Oneonta Gorge. Be sure to take the side trail here, which is marked by the sign that says “viewpoint”. It’s well worth the extra tenth (if that) of a mile. If you’ve been on the Horsetail/Ponytail Falls Loop you’ll recognize this turnoff. About a half mile after the viewpoint you’ll come to a set of switchbacks that are more rocky and uneven than the trail has been to this point. Not long after the switchbacks you will come to the viewpoint where you can see Triple Falls. If you’re wanting to cool off or eat lunch, head past the viewpoint and over the bridge, where you’ll find plenty of space down by the creek.

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Distance: 3.6 miles (easy)

Elevation: 700 feet (moderate)

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: May not be best for young kids and older folks.

Bathrooms: No

Parking Fee: None

Seasons: All

Popular: Yes

Warnings: None

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