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Memaloose Overlook Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View of Memaloose Island from Memaloose Overlook (bobcat)


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Fees and Regulations

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Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east and take Exit 69 for Mosier. Bear right after exiting for Mosier and the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Drive the Highway 30 3.1 miles, passing through Mosier, to the Memaloose Overlook on the left side of the road.

PLEASE NOTE: The Memaloose Hills are a very popular and crowded destination in April and May. While this hike is on public land (Mt. Hood National Forest), the trail is unofficial. In addition, the rest area and the overlook are not official trailheads and were not designed to accommodate dozens of vehicles. Too many cars parked at these spots cause safety issues. Consider doing this hike on a weekday, and always park legally without blocking traffic. If you cannot find legal parking, consider visiting other nearby trails instead: Mosier Twin Tunnels, Mosier Plateau, McCall Point, or Rowena Plateau.


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