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“Great views and trails” 4 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 #11 of 23 Attractions in Hood River
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hollister, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great views and trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Beautiful area, probably great hiking as well. I wished I had brought my wildflower book! It is a historic area with road designed for scenic appeal.

Visited June 2013
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English first
southern US
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
41 helpful votes 41 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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189 helpful votes 189 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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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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