Friday, July 1, 2016

Oneonta Gorge to Lower Oneonta Falls Hike

This interesting trail is great for summer time: There is no trail. The trail in the creek! Cool off at the Oneonta Gorge hike, and follow the creek up stream to see it's waterfall!
To reach Lower Oneonta Falls, walk up the creek bed, over a large and perhaps unstable log jam. Be very careful scrambling over this, especially with little ones! Continue walking through the incredible slot canyon through water up to your waist until you reach the waterfall. 
  
The trek to Lower Oneonta Falls has some very uneven footing but it's worth the challenge. It is fantastic on an August weekday to cool off with the cool refreshing water. Avoid on weekends since it is so busy. 
  
Please note:
  • The creek bed is very rocky; water shoes are recommended.
  • This trail is very busy on hot summer weekends. We recommend going during the week. You’ll appreciate the experience much more.
  • Do not attempt to climb the small cliff next to the falls and jump in the water. If you injure yourself in the Oneonta Gorge, you'll have a long wait before emergency personnel can get to you.
Learn more about this great hike at: gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/oneonta-gorge-to-lower-oneonta-falls.html

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