This spot has something for everyone. Just out for a drive in the country, the scenery and road design is very interesting in itself.
The Rowena Crest Viewpoint is about an hour and a half east of Portland, and you're probably familiar with this spot if you're on instagram. The drive is worth it! You get stunning gorge views, but the highlight is the curve of the horseshoe along the road.
The viewpoint commands a great view to the east of the Columbia river. It's also a popular spot to park and head out on one of several hikes to the Rowena plateau or Tom McCall trail. Great spot for wildflowers in the spring as well. Cylclists and motorcycles appreciate the old scenic highway, which takes your here from the east or west. Can be very windy here so check weather if you can!
Maximum Temprature: 14 C
Clouds: light intensity drizzle
sunrise: 2019-05-25 12:24:51
sunset: 2019-05-26 03:40:18