Mosier Plateau Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews

Mosier Plateau Trail 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 birding 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

4 days ago

Great train, beautiful views!

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12 days ago

Hiked May 11: beautiful gorge views, well marked trail, wildflowers, waterfall, pioneer cemetery...parking limited and no bathrooms at trailhead

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12 days ago

Quick hike and beautiful views the entire way. Sweet waterfall less than half a mile in. When you get to the plateau on top it's a top of the world feeling with panoramic Columbia river views!

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21 days ago

Wildflowers galore this time of the year. Lots to see...an old 1800s cemetery, waterfall, birds, amazing view of the Columbia, and even a geocache! Well maintained trail.

26 days ago

Wonderful trail, gorgeous and varied scenery the whole way. Road noise during the first half of the ascent. Views from the top are breathtaking.

26 days ago

On the easy side of moderate. We found it very easy and relaxing. Lots of great surprises along the way - 1880s cemetery, water fall, fields of wild flowers and a gorgeous view. No tricky areas. No loose gravel. A few small staircases that help you scale quickly. Only 10-15 steps at most. Great trail!

27 days ago

Beautiful wild flowers all the way up and amazing view from the top. Absolutely worth it and not too heavily trafficked

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1 month ago

Short, easy to moderate hike with amazing views and a waterfall bonus. Went 4/21 and flowers are in bloom! Plenty of hawks and birds. Narrow trail which could be difficult if busy on the switchbacks (little room for passing others). Limited coverage for summer, but definitely recommended in Spring. Flowers are amazing!

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1 month ago

Loved this trail. There is a pioneer settlers cemetery at the begining, the creek and falls, the plateau and then some old building foundations farther down. I went yesterday and it was a gorgeous day in the gorge. there are no bathrooms that I saw here. There is a little bit of parking just before the white bridge. In my opinion this trail is worth the drive from the city.

1 month ago

Beautiful and doable hike. I am 60 and over weight and I was able to do the hike. It took my husband and I about 1.5 hours to hike up, hang out for a bit and come down. Interesting small cemetery at the beginning, beautiful waterfall then switch backs to the top. Worth the time for a quick day hike

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1 month ago

Went on a partly sunny day. You pass by a pioneer cemetery at the beginning which is really cool and interesting. Then you come to a beautiful creek pool, and then you make your way up the hill with some rocky switchbacks (moderate difficulty). At the top you reach the plateau with beautiful views of the gorge. There were lots of wildflowers at this time of year (mid-April). Great springtime hike, but due to the lack of shade this trail would be pretty hot in the summer.

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1 month ago

Rocky uphill. Definitely moderate on the first half.

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9 months ago

The label of "Moderate" is simply because there is a section where you are climbing up the plateau with some switchbacks. Once you get to the top, the plateau is pretty flat. But overall, this hike is a short, enjoyable hike with a beautiful view of the Gorge at the top.

10 months ago

Be aware there is very little shade and it was miserable in the sun. I wish I had swimming stuff with me- I may have jumped in the water instead

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10 months ago

If you're stopping through, this is a great, very short hike to take a break from a drive with. Wouldn't come just to see it, but worth checking out if you're passing by.

10 months ago

Cute little trail. The nearness to residential areas makes it feel less like a "hike" and more like a "walk" but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I startled many critters in the tall grasses, and many of them startled me too! Lots of wildflowers and a decent view at the top. The waterfall and old cemetery were super cool!

11 months ago

Great easy hike, but most flowers were dead at the top. If you bring your dog, be aware that there isn't a lot of shade and have a plan for possible heat exhaustion. Our dog is an avid hiker and got in pretty bad shape on this hike and needed to be wetted down with water on the way up, and down, so bring a lot of water for you and your pet.

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