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“Watch out for rattlesnakes and poison oak!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tom McCall Nature Preserve

Tom McCall Nature Preserve
Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, OR 97031
503 228 9561
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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southern US
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Watch out for rattlesnakes and poison oak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Very pretty easy trail through prairie grasses on the top of a bluff with great views over the Columbia River. There were beautiful wildflowers and a couple tiny lakes hidden behind trees. Despite the fact that it was a cool grey day we did see a Western rattlesnake and lots of poison oak, so be cautious when walking on the trail.

Visited May 2013
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idaho
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306 reviews 306 reviews
80 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
“nice hike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

wow, what a beautiful view from the top. it was really hot today, but we powered up the mountain. the flowers were in bloom..lupin,arnica, balsalm root...wild with color. the views from the top are fantastic..you can see forever.

Visited May 2013
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Hood River, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Easy and hard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Tom McCall Reserve is an easy destination, a short drive off I-84. Offering killer views of the Gorge and mouth of the Klickitat River. Hike down to the top of the cliffs or up to the summit for a even bigger view.

Can be very hot and windy. No dogs allowed. Watch out for the Poison Oak!
Rehydrate at the Thirsty Woman Pub in Mosier, afterwards.

Visited March 2013
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great place to hike; fabulous views of Columbia River Gorge.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Amazing views of the Rowena Crest and Columbia River. Completely different landscape/climate east of Hood River.

Visited October 2012
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Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic hike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I hike this all Spring when the balsom root and lupine are in full bloom. Spectacular view from the top. Watch out for mosquitos in the summer... not sure where they come up but they will attack you in swarms in July.

Visited June 2012
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