Mosier Falls, Mosier Plateau Trailhead, Portland - Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Mosier Falls - .4 miles
Mosier Plateau Trailhead
|Round-Trip Length:||.4 miles|
|Start-End Elevation:||125' - 190' (elevation at main viewing area)|
|Elevation Change:||+65' net elevation gain (+79' total roundtrip elevation gain)|
Mosier Falls - .4 Miles Round-Trip
Mosier Falls drops 80' in two stages through a deep gorge in Mosier Creek. This unassuming waterfall is located in the contrastingly dry, east side of the Columbia River Gorge right along the Mosier Plateau Trail, which is part of the greater Gorge Towns To Trails system.
This short hike begins at Pocket Park on the Historic Columbia River Highway and rises through an open, grassy plateau over Mosier Creek to the top of Mosier Falls.
Short spurs drop to the small (10') upper tier and pool, which can be refreshing on hot days. The Mosier Plateau Trail continues 3 miles E-NE to a high point over the river.
While Mosier Falls may not be the CRG's primary attraction, this semi-arid environment provides useful perspective on the local rainshadow effect. You'll enjoy unabated views across the river, and the Mosier Creek gorge itself is quite attractive. Spring is an especially good time to visit with blooming lupine and balsamroot.
The Gorge Towns To Trails initiative envisages a 200-mile trail system that wraps around the gorge connecting towns, communities and natural features.
The trail system will touch all 5 ecological zones in the gorge, reach hidden vistas and waterfalls, protect additional lands and create alternative transportation options between sites and communities.
Interactive GPS Topo MapKey GPS Coordinates - DATUM WGS84
- N45 41.085 W121 23.633 — 0.0 miles : Mosier Plateau Trailhead
- N45 40.980 W121 23.481 — .2 miles : Mosier Falls view point
- Rattlesnakes inhabit this area. Remain on designated trails at all times, and avoid placing your hands and feet where you can't see them.
Rules and Regulations
- No pass or fee is required to access the Mosier Plateau Trail.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times.
- Smoking is not permitted on this trail.
Directions to Trailhead
Directions to Mosier Falls
Take I-84 Exit 69. Turn left (east) on the Historic Columbia River Highway / 30 and follow it .3 miles through town to the Totem Pole on your left. Park in this lot and walk approximately .2 miles east along the side of the road to Pocket Park - Mosier Plateau Trailhead on the south side of the road. No fee or permit is required.
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