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Address: Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 503 228 9561

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Absolutely beautiful

On highway 30 just west of the Dalles is a wonderful spot to go for a walk / hike, or just enjoy the views. We were here on a cols and windy day at the end of April and it still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Felton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Good spot for wildflower viewing. Nice pathway but very rocky. Would recommend good shoes. But otherwise a fairly easy path with just few short climbs. Small sign at the entrance so keep a good lookout for the sign. Rite across from the Scenic View signage. Would recommend when flowers are blooming.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

On highway 30 just west of the Dalles is a wonderful spot to go for a walk / hike, or just enjoy the views. We were here on a cols and windy day at the end of April and it still is a beautiful place. The wildflowers were in full bloom. There are a number of trails, from a more... More 

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Independence or
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stopped here during our camping trip to Memaloose State Park. Loved the wild flowers, trees and fantastic view of the gorge. We enjoyed walking all around the area. We even had a deer walk by. This place made for a very special day outdoors.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This area is more arid than the western sections of the Columbia River Gorge. You will find a wide expanses of wildflowers stretching to the edge of the cliffs along the river. Wildfowers are in bloom beginning in March (or earlier) and change as the season progresses. There are hikes in the area, but many places are easily accessible by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I went early in the morning when the air was cool. It makes me realize that only God could make something so beautiful The flowers are in full bloom and MT Adams & Mt Hood both were in picture form. The walk is hard but it is worth every ounce of sweat. The view at the top is fantastic,

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

How do I get out in nature? I don't get out very often, but this was how I did it. I called our son and his wife and said lets put a date on the calendar to go for a hike and this is the place we chose. The day was windy and cool, but no rain, we took our... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We originally planned to hike some of the trails to waterfalls but the weather to the west of Hood River turned wet so instead we walked the nature preserve. It was an easy walk and the wildflowers were blooming, which was wonderful. I have a horror of ticks and all the tick warning were unnerving but I survived tick free.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Bright yellow and purple wild flowers all over. Beautiful easy area to hike over looking The Columbia River. Look forward to going back again at a different time of year to see different wild flowers.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very Deceving. And Beautiful.Awesome View of Columbia River. Parking very limited and this Site is easy to miss

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Kennewick, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Start from the Rowena Plateau Overlook of the Columbia River off the old Highway 30 that runs from The Dalles to Mosier. Stunning views. The Preserve is compliments of the Nature Conservancy. You can enter it across the street from the Overlook. There are two different hikes...the 1 mile Plateau Trail and the 2 mile McCall Point Trail. No dogs... More 

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