and a view, I knew I had to hike it. Despite the warnings about ticks from other hikers (Mr. N did make it out without any ticks but Sage wasn’t as lucky).Sage and Mr. N went for a pre-hike at 1000 Acres with their new Dalmatian friend, Riley. Then after a quick lunch in Hood River, we headed to Mosier. It’s easy to miss the trailhead (which we did), watch for the bench by the side of the road once you cross the bridge.
We passed by an old cemetery with gravestones dating back to the 1800s. Then Mosier Creek Falls.
The trail opened in 2013 and is rated as moderate, a 3.5 mile out and back trail. I didn’t find it particularly steep or strenuous but there is very little shade so not the best trail for a hot day. Both dogs were panting a bit so we had frequent water breaks.
Once we got to the top, the view was stunning. Yellow wildflowers dotted the landscape and you could see the world in miniature including the Columbia River and the town.
Mr. N noticed four hawks circling above us. Unfortunately, my phone had died by that point so I didn’t get any pictures but they were quite the sight. Even though I think they were angling to try to eat Mr. N. He does not appreciate predators trying to eat him. I suppose he does look like a fluffy bunny from that distance…