Tom McCall Preserve

Mosier, OR
Length: 4.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This breathtaking trail provides views of the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and incredible wildflowers (April-June).  The trail begins across the road from the Rowena Plateau viewpoint. It begins with a mild stroll along the plateau edge before becoming an old wagon road which will begin a steady climb to McCall Point.  After approximately a half mile, you’ll come to a sign for Tom McCall Point Trail which will lead you off the wagon road and uphill to the viewpoint.

Wildflower viewing includes balsamroot, lupine, buckwheat, and red paintbrush. Ecologists monitor the blooms and lead informational hikes.

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Trail Features

Seasons Spring and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 1,100 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Closed Nov-April
Please be sure to stay on trails and practice LNT principles. This is a delicate habitat
Go early to avoid crowds
No shade
Heavy wind
Rattlesnake territory- Make lots of noise, stay on the trail and keep an ear out for warning rattles
No Dogs allowed
Wear clothing to protect against ticks/poison oak and do checks after hiking

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

No Fee

Trail Contributor

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Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

From I-84 in the Columbia River Gorge, take either the Mosier exit (5 miles east of Hood River) or the Rowena exit (8 miles west of The Dalles). From Mosier, go east on the Old Scenic Highway (US 30). Beyond milepost 6, the preserve is on both sides of the highway.  Park at the Rowena Crest viewpoint or at the trailhead on Highway 30.