Tom McCall Preserve, Columbia Gorge, OR
Surround yourself with spring wildflowers and views of the Columbia Gorge. This hike in the east end of the Columbia Gorge is on a cliff-edged plateau covered with oak grassland dotted with abundant wildflowers in the spring. We’ll take a short hike of 2.2 miles (round trip) with 300 feet elevation gain to the lower plateau passing several ponds then go up to Tom McCall Point, 3.4 miles (round trip) with a gain of 1,100 feet, ending with a rewarding views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the whole eastern Gorge. Meet at Gateway Transit Center, NE 99th Ave. parking structure–north of Pacific Ave., at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. For more info contact the leader: John Heaton 503 257-2012.
John Heaton 503 257-2012.