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Address: Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 503 228 9561
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Beautiful setting ,views,hiking,flowers

Springtime wonder,take the original Columbia Gorge highway 30, and step back to a wonderland, the old highway is part of the fun- a beautiful lookout with a viewpoint -- Watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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University Place, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've done this several times and if your lucky and early in the season, the wildflowers lovely, but this is a straight up and down trail. The views lovely but the trail is rough and very steep.

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Hood River
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Springtime wonder,take the original Columbia Gorge highway 30, and step back to a wonderland, the old highway is part of the fun- a beautiful lookout with a viewpoint -- Watch for bikes and hikers while driving - Many photo opportunities

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We traveled here last fall to the gorge and found this reserve and pulled over to explore. What a treasure. This whole landscape is unbelievable! Following the trail to the end, it was better than Christmas to come around the final stretch and behold this view of the gorge. Lucky lucky lucky to see this spot. Desolate, wild, powerful and... More 

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Felton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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