Rowena Crest Viewpoint

An wide river stretches through a heavily forested gorge under a cloudy sky.
Take in the view at the Rowena Crest Overlook in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

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Quick Facts
Mayer State Park, Mosier, Oregon
Stunning view of the Columbia River Gorge
Oregon State Park

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

Obtained as a gift from Mark Mayer in 1924, the Rowena Crest Viewpoint is a paved overlook located near the top of the high bluffs on the south side of the Columbia River. It offers magnificent views of the Columbia River Gorge, interpretive exhibits, and hiking trails through a nature preserve. When the spring wildflowers are in bloom, this is one of the most stunning vistas in the Gorge.

Site Information

Location (Mayer State Park, Mosier, Oregon)

The viewpoint is part of nearby 640 acre Mayer State Park and is reached by driving Highway 30 (a paved, windy road), located south of the park entrance. Other park amenities include swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking. 

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Last updated: March 22, 2024