Lower Oneonta Falls is only a couple miles down the road from Multnomah Falls but goes relatively unnoticed because of the effort necessary to see it. The 70-foot waterfall is only a half-mile from the Historic Columbia River Highway, but the “trail” is Oneonta Creek, which requires negotiating a large, slick logjam and wading through a waist- or chest-deep stretch of water. In between, the slot canyon rises 200 feet on both sides and features unique plant life. Lower Oneonta Falls is tucked behind a corner at the end of the gorge, only revealing itself to those willing to get wet. The destination is popular on hot, summer days (particularly weekends), as the river and pools provide a fun escape for Portland-area families.