Oneonta Gorge

Columbia Gorge, OR


Oneonta Gorge - this obscure looking place is seen by many as the “Grand Jewel” of photographic opportunities in the Columbia Gorge. But, at the same time, it can be the most frustrating. This narrow moss-covered gorge is simply stunning, and the steep greens walls are so vivid they almost look fake.

A few things make the Oneonta Gorge so frustrating: 1) there is a huge log dam at the entry of the gorge (which takes about 20 minutes to go 50ft.), 2) oftentimes there are so many tourists, it is almost impossible to get a shot without someone in it, 3) at certain times of the year, the water level can be so high it is impassable. With all of this in mind, if you can catch this location at the right time, it can produce one of the best photographs you will ever take.  


21 Data Points for Each Location

Here’s what we provide

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates (in both DDM and DD formats) & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

  • + 13 Other Data Points

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