I hiked Mosier Creek Falls in the spring. There was nothing like climbing above the rim of Mosier Creek Gorge while wildflowers surrounded my every step. As far as Oregon waterfall hikes go, this is an easy one with stunning views the entire way. This is a great hike to do if you’re on the way out to Rowena Crest to see the wildflowers there.
The hike to the two-tiered waterfall is only 1/2 mile, but I highly recommend continuing on the rest of the hike which takes you to Mosier Plateau. Mosier Creek Falls is about 100 feet tall, and in the summer, it’s even possible to swim in the pool underneath the waterfall.
Out and back, the entire hike is 3 miles with an elevation of 600 feet. Definitely go on a clear day, so that you get the best of the views.
At the top, you will see views of the Columbia River Gorge and Coyote Wall across the river in Washington. It’s an easy climb for a hike of this elevation, as their are switchbacks and stairs to help you make it to the top.
Some of the different species of wildflowers you will see are arrowleaf balsamroot, lupine, wild cucumber, Howell’s brodiaea, prairie stars, bachelor buttons, fiddlenecks, and vetch.
To start the Mosier Falls hike, park in the city’s public parking area near the totem pole. As you cross the bridge over Mosier Creek, the trail is on your right, marked with a bench.
You can also take dogs on this hike. I wouldn’t take small children, as the path is pretty small. Beware there are rattle snakes and ticks on this trail, so watch your step and wear bug spray.
Mosier Creek Bridge
Columbia Gorge Scenic Hwy
Mosier, OR 97040