Portland, OR: McCall Point

The stunning views on this windy point connect the deep blues of the Columbia Gorge to snowy volcanic cones of Mounts Hood and Adams.
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The stunning views on this windy point connect the deep blues of the Columbia Gorge to snowy volcanic cones of Mounts Hood and Adams.

-Mapped by Joe Kurmaskie

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.8

Waypoints

MPT001

Location: 45.682949, -121.30217

Enjoy views then cross street and pick up trail behind sign marking Rowena Crest

MPT002

Location: 45.682583, -121.300682

Turn R; trail quickly transitions from gravel to dirt, then climbs through grassy meadow with occasional dwarfed Oregon white oak

MPT003

Location: 45.679016, -121.301483

At base of switchbacks, turn L @ T. Trail climbs more

MPT004

Location: 45.676552, -121.300484

Views emerge to Mt. Adams (12,276 ft.): Glaciers hang off its icy cap. Go R @ Y, under more oaks to McCall Pt.

MPT005

Location: 45.674934, -121.301353

Hike around bend into second meadow with deer, wildflowers. More views to Mt. Adams and down to the Columbia River

MPT006

Location: 45.673252, -121.301964

Keep S

MPT007

Location: 45.671799, -121.302216

Outcrop on L makes a good rest stop. Stunning views of the weaving river below

MPT008

Location: 45.671017, -121.302483

Step by patches of colorful wildflowers on last push to veiwpoint

MPT009

Location: 45.668735, -121.303697

McCall Point: This high point above the Columbia Gorge is the halfway point between Mts. Adams and Hood (each 35 miles away). Mt. Defiance is on the L. Snap photos, then retrace steps