Length: 3.5 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 500' gain
Season: Year Round
Permit: NW Forest Pass Not Required
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.
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.