Directions: Take I-84 to exit 69 (Mosier). Follow the old highway into Mosier and parking in the gravel parking lot just past the totem pole on the left side of the road.
From the parking area cross the bridge and find the trail on the right side of the road near a bench. The trail starts uphill and takes you to an old pioneer cemetery. Continue on the trail where it stays mostly evenly graded and you will come to Mosier Creek Falls down in the canyon off to the right.
Continuing on you will go up a number of fairly long switchbacks and a few sets of steps. Along the switchbacks we saw bachelors button, poppy’s, balsamroot, and wild cucumber.
Once you get to the top you will have a great view of the Gorge and it’s covered in balsamroot and lupine. Head back out the way you came in.
Distance: 3.5 miles (easy)
Elevation: 600 feet (moderate)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Bathrooms: There is an outhouse by the totem pole
Parking Fee: None
Popular: Yes during spring wildflower season
Warnings: Ticks, poison oak, and snakes