Mosier Plateau Trail [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Mosier, Oregon

Mosier Plateau Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mosier, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 728 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

closed

private property

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
2 months ago

Clear trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great and friendly trail. Beautiful view of the mini waterfall and the columbia gorge river

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rocky
2 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

Great hike with great views and a pioneer cemetery....

hiking
3 months ago

Great day hike from Hood River. It just about has it all! A 19th century cemetery, waterfall, grand viewpoints!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail and perfect morning.

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3 months ago

Amazing view from the top yet super windy! wear your jackets folks!

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rocky
4 months ago

01/30/20. Got here around 8:30. It’s approximately 3.5 miles up and down if you do full trail, less if you just go to first lookout. Lots of switchbacks, with the only steeper parts being the could sets of stairs. Took just shy of 1.5 hours, and that was with going off trail. Short easy hike with a great view even when it’s not perfect weather. Not crowded, saw 4 people the entire time. Parking is before the one lane bridge, about 7 spots. Park and walk across bridge to trailhead. Starts in the middle of The town of Mosier, goes through an old graveyard (headstones from 1800’s), passes a waterfall, mountainside to Plateau.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike is a great option if you're looking for great views of the Gorge without wading through crowds at some of the other popular trails in the area. The view in January was absolutely beautiful, and I've heard that there are some gorgeous wildflower blooms in the spring. Wear layers and prepare for some pretty serious wind gusts after reaching the top.

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

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5 months ago

Fantastic hike with some great views of the Gorge. Trail is in pretty good condition. Switchbacks towards the begin might be a little difficult for some. Highly recommend.

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no shade
private property
7 months ago

One of my favorite easy hikes with a cute waterfall shortly into it and view of the Columbia as the end reward! The trees still have a nice autumn gold to them this weekend, 10/26, and the drive alone through the lush highway foliage is a treat in itself. The incline isn’t bad and there are just a few shady spots. There are some large flat rocks at the top to break for a snack and enjoy a view of Mosier. Make sure to go in April/May for the flowers.

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rocky
7 months ago

Took my 2yo out and he walked half of it himself! It’s mostly uphill on the way up, and on the edge of a steep cliff in some spots. Beautiful waterfall about 1/4 the way down the trail, steep climb down to it but it’s possible. Beautiful view of the Columbia River and Mosier as you reach the top. Very cool to see the Mosier cemetery too as some tombstones are dates back into the 1800’s.

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8 months ago

Hermosas cascadas y bellas vistas en la cima del cerro

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private property
8 months ago

Small waterfall, great views from the top. Well maintained trail.

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no shade
8 months ago

I guess I’m spoiled but it was too exposed for my taste. I prefer more trees, easy access to water & less traffic noise. It felt like we were more in central OR than the gorge. There are better views on many other hikes.

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10 months ago

Pretty trail, beautiful views of Mosier that you don’t normally see.

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no shade
11 months ago

Really pretty trail essentially in people’s back yard. The trail has some good elevation gains but is quick and offers a great view from the top. It was most dry with few flowers when I went. I’d love to see it during the proper season. Lots of squirrels running about in the brush dart past to say hello. The trailhead isn’t well marked. It’s a small pull off by the east side of the bridge on the map. Once parked you can find it by walking across the street and up the hill until you find the trail dedication.

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no shade
11 months ago

Great hike on a sunny and hot Saturday. Few people, short, steep climb along switchbacks up to the plateau. Little shade, but the swimming hole was oh so refreshing on the way down. Watch out for poison oak.

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Fri May 31 2019

Hiked on 5/31/19, sunny afternoon, low 80’s. Trail was mostly dry and somewhat dusty, not heavily trafficked as it was about 1pm on a Friday, maybe 10 total people on the trail at various stages of completion. Wildflowers still out but the yellow daisy like flower was waning. Interesting little cemetery at the beginning of the trail followed by a decent waterfall. From there it was all uphill with switchbacks and 3 sets of stairs. Beautiful blue wildflowers everywhere. At the top there was a nice view west down the river toward Hood River. If you squared down you could get a picture of wildflowers in the foreground on the plateau that would block the views of I-84 and the river/mountains in the background. Grime the top it was more switchbacks downhill. We didn’t do the loop at the end as it didn’t seem to have any better views than what we saw. I’m sure there’s an explanation but there were concrete pads on this this section of the trail that looked big enough to be a foundation for a small building, but what was there is a mystery to me. At the end of the trail, right at the start of the loop there were rows of concrete “sidewalks” with gorgeous yellow buttercup flowers with some roses interspersed. Again, a mystery but an unexpected surprise. No shade but it was somewhat windy and the cool breeze was welcome. Pet peeve: lots of offtrail paths and cutting of switchbacks despite the repeated signs to stay on path. The cutting of switchbacks in particular are causing erosion problems. Stay on path people! Anyway, gave it 3 stars because it was good but nothing really great.

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bugs
over grown
Fri May 31 2019

Beautiful and a perfect quick afternoon hike in the Oregon Gorge. Only saw 5 people on the way up! Sunny and windy. Trail was well marked and easy to follow. Definitely lots of bugs with the dry weather. Parking is very limited. End of wild flower season but there were still lots of beauties!

no shade
Wed May 29 2019

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Thu May 23 2019

very pretty, but the highway, train, and houses kill the vibe a bit.

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Fri May 17 2019

Nice Easy Hike!!! Amazing View Of The Columbia River !

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Sat May 11 2019

Crowded and narrow trail. But beautiful

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Fri May 10 2019

It was a beautiful hike. Not crowded at all. I of course went on a weekday. It was hot and not a lot of shade. Important to take a hat and lots of sunscreen. The wild flowers are all in bloom. A must do if haven’t yet. It’s an easy hike.

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