Hike 73
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Memaloose Hills Hike
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Map of the Memaloose Hills hike

Length: 3.5 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 500' gain
Season: Year Round
Difficulty:    Easy
Permit:   NW Forest Pass Not Required
Features:
This hike begins and ends at the parking lot for the Menaloose Overlook Viewpoint. The trail begin south of old Highway 30 acroos the road from the parking area. There are no signs at the beginning of the trail; just a path. The hike takes you through a monderate oak forest with occasional evergreens. About one mile into the hike the trail comes to a small stream where the nebulous junction begins. Here you can choose the hill you wish to hike first; Marsh Hill to the left or Chetfield Hill to the right. Both hikes are an up and back adventure. Bang for the buck, this hike is spectacular in April and May for wildflowers.


Memaloose Hills
View of the spectacular wild flowers on Chatfield Hill
How to get there:

Take the Mosier exit off I84 and head east on Highway 30 (old Columbia River Highway) to the Memaloose Overlook. Park at the Memaloose Overlook area. Hike begins south of viewpoint across Highway 30.

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