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

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Great family hike!

Easy hike for the whole family. Great view of the gorge and Columbia. Time it right and see lots of wildflowers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy hike for the whole family. Great view of the gorge and Columbia. Time it right and see lots of wildflowers.

Thank Lanford5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Only the plateau trail was open at the time we visited. I was unprepared for the amount of wind we encountered, but the view was worth it! This is a great place for views of the Columbia River with wild flowers in the foreground.

Thank MelissaT73
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

If you wish to experience Oregon's wildflowers in spring, head for the Tom McCall Nature Preserve in Mosier. It's easy access by car, even if you are not a hiker or good walker. Best time to go is mid- to late April

Thank PDXHelmut
Portland Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Visited April 18th. Spectacular display of wildflower but upper trail closed unti May 1. Don't miss this place. One of the most beautiful places on the planet for 3 weeks a year.

Thank guateguyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Timing is critical here so you catch the wildflowers at their peak!! Plan to be there between late March and Mate April. Great hike to the top of Tom McCall point if you're looking for a good workout. Watch out for poison oak!

Thank Westboy
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Plan to make multiply trips in the Spring and early Summer. Beautiful wildflowers bloom at different times. It is also very beautiful to see the rolling hills across the river in Washington as they turn from green to brown velvet. Hike out to the edge of the cliffs and just gaze. Don't forget to close your eyes and just listen.... More 

Thank Chloris B
Hood River Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is great for kids or folks that don't want a strenuous hike. The views are stellar and if you go in the Spring you can catch the wildflowers at their peak!

Thank VinoLover69
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.

1 Thank jackiebr63
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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 

2 Thank Connie I
Felton, California
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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.

1 Thank simon s

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