There are railings here to help keep you safe.
Now you have a choice to return downhill, or to continue and make a loop hike to the passing more waterfalls as you climb further up, then over and down via the Wahkeena Falls Trail for a six mile hike, or the Oneonta Gorge for a 14.4 mile hike. With either choice, you will now leave the paved trail and be on narrow trails with sharp basalt rock. Hiking boots or trail shoes are required, and trekking poles are a very good idea. There is no water or restrooms along either trail until the end.