Our first stop along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway was Oneonta Tunnel. The tunnel is only for pedestrians now, but it was once a part of the Historic Highway that now rests beside it.
Beside the tunnel is a bridge that goes over Oneonta Creek with a stairway that leads down to the water below.
The creek runs through Oneonta Gorge, which is quite a sight!
People like to go right up to the narrow portion of the Gorge to take a peek upstream.
This was a beautiful stop, but definitely a busy one.
If we had more time, we would have pushed through the log jam and continued up to the base of Oneonta Falls. I hear it's beautiful!
Next time, Oneonta Falls! We'll be back!
Fees: none, free parking
What to bring: water shoes and a towel/bathing suit if you plan to get wet
Length of hike: .6 miles, roundtrip to the Falls