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Old Columbia River Scenic Highway, Mayer State Park, Mosier, OR 97040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you drive this part of Hwy 30. Get off in Mosier and head east. Short drive. Lake parking lot and was not busy. Views were outstanding from here. You can see quite a bit up and down of the river. It's pretty cool...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joebob747
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

The viewpoint is easily accessible. It’s about 30 minute drive from Hood River. There is a 3 mile hike from this viewpoint with some great views as well. Be ready for a windy experience though!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 22aubreyverene
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

An excellent view of the gorge on the Old Historic Hwy 30. From Mosier heading east, use Exotic 69 from I-84. From Rowena heading west, use Exit 76 from I-84. We went in the evening, and there was a shadow cast on the loop going...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank helencK460LS
Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

We decided to travel old us 30 from The Dalles to Mosier. The highlight of the drive was the Rowena Crest Viewpoint. The road getting up there was a little scary for our 45 foot rig “pick up truck & 24 ft trailer. The road...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

This is a cant-miss viewpoint while exploring this region of Oregon. It’s also a highly popular Instagram photo spot. We only had time to admire the views, but there are trails leading from the parking that look fantastic. If you have time, this is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank garyaber1966
Reviewed 29 July 2019

Take the old highway to experience the landscape better. The Rowena Crest Viewpoint is a great reason to take the old highway. A place to get a great view of the river both up and down. Opportunity to take a short hike. Can be quite...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 20 July 2019

Thank you, Trip Advisor. I agree with other reviews. I grew up here and thought I had seen every viewpoint in the Columbia River Gorge. Not so! This is the B E S T

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 12 June 2019

We included Rowena Crest in our recent Columbia River Gorge trip. Just driving up from I-84 to the Crest is part of the experience. The view from the viewpoint is spectacular. Ahead of you is the mighty Columbia River flanked by highways on the Oregon...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Barry M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The view was awesome, it is windy up there and cold. It is worth the drive. The fall time has an even better view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amandaph23
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The view from Rowena Crest is breathtaking! The entire drive on historic Highway 30 is great, but this is the highlight! Fabulous views of the river, the valley, the zigzagging highway below and the frequent freight trains chugging along both sides of the river.

Date of experience: October 2018
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