Rowena Plateau Trail

EASY 36 reviews

Rowena Plateau Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near The Dalles, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

2.0 miles
291 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

no dogs

2 months ago

Very nice hike take a camera

6 months ago

Great views! Cute ponds!

7 months ago

Easy trail with great views of the gorge! Be prepared to be exposed to the sun and high winds.

8 months ago

Solid views from the top.

9 months ago

Easy. Great view of wildflowers

11 months ago

Beautiful views. Can't wait to come back when the wildflowers are in bloom.

Monday, September 05, 2016

The upper trail is ok. On a clear day it is possible to see Hood and Adams. The lower trail is just a short walk but the ponds have croaking frogs that are nice to listen to.

Friday, May 20, 2016

beautiful flowers and views a gorgeous drive also added miles if you go up Mcall point wow bteathtaking

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

nice views

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Looks great, but no dogs allowed. Only 3 stars because of that.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

we loved the views. September was very brown and dry and would love to go in the spring. Easy walking. Deserted on a Saturday afternoon. Saw hawks, vultures, blue jays, crows.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A very easy, relaxing trail with breathtaking views. The lush green ponds seem magical, especially this time of the year when the entire trail is mostly surrounded by dry grasses.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

This out and back hike is not to long and does not provide anything for those looking for an intense physical challenge, but it is not to be missed. The trail takes you out across the Rowena Plateau, which stretches out along the Columbia River and provides amazing views up and down the gorge. Much of the plateau is covered in meadow, filled with flowers during the spring. Between the landscape of the plateau and the moss covered rocks, I felt I was back in Ireland on a hike, until I would look up and seeing the stunning River Gorge and I knew this was a wholly unique place.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Absolutely stunning wildflowers in late May with sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge. One of my favorite hikes in the area.

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