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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-Mapped by Joe Kurmaskie
- Distance: 4.8
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Enjoy views then cross street and pick up trail behind sign marking Rowena Crest
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Turn R; trail quickly transitions from gravel to dirt, then climbs through grassy meadow with occasional dwarfed Oregon white oak
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At base of switchbacks, turn L @ T. Trail climbs more
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Views emerge to Mt. Adams (12,276 ft.): Glaciers hang off its icy cap. Go R @ Y, under more oaks to McCall Pt.
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Hike around bend into second meadow with deer, wildflowers. More views to Mt. Adams and down to the Columbia River
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Outcrop on L makes a good rest stop. Stunning views of the weaving river below
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Step by patches of colorful wildflowers on last push to veiwpoint
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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