Low Point: 150'
High Point: 1968'
Season: All Year
DirectionsFrom I-84, take exit 35 and follow it west, past Ainsworth State Park, to a parking lot beside Horsetail Falls. Park the car in the parking lot, and you're ready to go!
The trail starts out right next to Horsetail falls and starts
switchbacking up the side of the hill. Once at top, the trail levels out and turns back to the creek, where it soon plunges over a rock cliff; Ponytail Falls. The trail then continues through the cavern behind the falls, and is an awesome placeto sit, especially on a hot summer day. A short distance past Ponytail Falls a half-mile trail leads off to the right for a view of the Gorge (Be careful. It is unfenced and a long ways down!).
For those returning to their cars, turn back on the Oneonta Trail, and follow it to itsinglequotes origin along side the old highway. A half mile trek along-side the road is required to return to the parking lot alongside Horsetail Falls, but access to the impressive Oneonta Gorge and views up the chasm makes the road walk somewhat worthwile.