Ponytail Falls (Winter 2020)

Directions: Take I-84 East to the Ainsworth State Park (exit 35) and follow the Old Highway left towards Horsetail Falls.

This hike is still only partially open- you can get up to the waterfall but can’t go past it.

There is still a lot of noticeable fire damage on this trail. Burned out trees and a lot of loose rocks and debris.


From the parking lot cross the road and get on the trail to the left of Horsetail Falls. You will switchback up above Horsetail Falls where the trail levels out for a bit before heading downhill slightly and ending at the waterfall.


You can walk behind the waterfall but the trail ends at a large fence just past it. Head back out the way you came in.


Distance: .8 miles (easy)

Elevation: 400 feet (easy)

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: No

Parking Fee: None

Seasons: All

Popular: Yes

Warnings: Areas impacted by wildfires have a higher chance of rockslides, please use caution on the trail.

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