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Mosier Plateau (Autumn 2019)

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.

This is a very popular hike for spring wildflowers but it’s still very nice in the off season and far less crowded!

From the parking lot, cross the bridge and pick up the trail. You will start to head uphill and quickly come to a small cemetery. From here the trail flattens out a bit and you can see down into the small gorge before coming to Mosier Falls.

     

     

After passing the waterfall you will head into the switchbacks. The switchbacks head up a grassy hill with some wooden steps mixed in and gives you a look at the town of Mosier. Once at the top you will level out again as you come to multiple great viewpoints of the Gorge. You will head downhill for a bit until the trail eventually ends. 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

Seasons: All

Popular: Yes during spring wildflower season

Warnings: Ticks, poison oak, and snakes

Mosier Creek Falls (Winter 2015)

Directions: Take I-84 East to Exit 69 (Mosier) and follow the Historic Columbia River Highway into town until you reach the Mosier Totem Pole (left side of road). Park in the gravel area around the Totem Pole. From here you need to walk along the highway and cross the bridge until you reach the bench and a small informational sign. The sign clearly states that you cannot park along the highway, so that’s why you are parking back at the Totem Pole.

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From the bench follow the Mosier Pocket Park trail uphill, along the Mosier Creek Gorge. Quickly the trail levels out and you will come to a small pioneer cemetery. It’s worth the extra few minutes to take a walk through the cemetery.

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Continue on the trail and a short distance later you will come to a viewpoint for 100 ft. Mosier Creek Falls and the Gorge. This is the end point for this hike, so head back out the way you came in.

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Distance: .6 miles (easy)

Elevation: 200 feet (easy)

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: No

Parking Fee: No

Seasons: All

Popular: No

Warnings: Ticks