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   Multnomah County, Oregon

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HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • redacted is the Adopted name of this waterfall.

There has been long stemming confusion about the proper names of the waterfalls along Oneonta Creek. The USGS has long labeled the third waterfall (heading upstream) of Oneonta Creek as the true Oneonta Falls, while several books have misconstrued the small 24-foot tall fall immediately above the bridge along the Horsetail Falls trail to be Oneonta Falls. While it may be difficult to determine with 100% accuracy which one was first given the name, chances are it is this one simply due to the process of discovery. Oneonta Creek and Gorge were named for the town of Oneonta, New York by one of its residents, Carleton Emmons Watkins, who ventured west during the California gold rush some time during or shortly after 1849. According to the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, Watkins was perhaps the first person to photograph Oneonta Gorge, but whether he was actually credited with its discovery is not known. If Watkins was indeed the first to properly document the falls, he may very well have intended this waterfall be given the title of Oneonta Falls since the others would have been considerably more difficult to access without the current trail network in place.

Latitude

45.58556 N

Longitude

-122.07278 W

Elevation

254 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Multnomah Falls 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Middle Oneonta Falls

0.045 miles

Upper Oneonta Falls

0.338 miles

Ponytail Falls

0.477 miles

Horsetail Falls

0.55 miles

Waespe Falls

0.701 miles

Triple Falls

0.77 miles

Wiesendanger Falls

2.974 miles

Ecola Falls

2.994 miles

Dutchman Falls

3.017 miles

Multnomah Falls

3.441 miles

 

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

100 feet

Tallest Drop

 

Num. Drops

AVG. Width

 

Pitch

90 degrees

Run

 

Primary Form

Plunge

 

Watershed

Columbia River (Snake River to Portland)

Stream

Oneonta Creek

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UPDATE HISTORY

Mar 23, 2013

Edited basic information about this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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