The actual name of the area is the Tom McCall Preserve at Rowena and it is part of the Nature Conservancy. It is a great albeit a bit difficult hike thats roughly 4 miles (roundtrip) to McCall Point. The point has amazing panoramic views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams not to mention a whole bunch of wildflowers. The effort involved in the hike is well worth the effort. The way I see it is that if I can haul myself and all my gear up there, most of you can too!
Tom McCall Trail Wildflowers
Broadleaf Lupine, Lupinus latifolius
Balsamroot over the Columbia River
Small-flowered Fiddleneck, Amsinckia menziesii
Mt. Adams and the Columbia Gorge
Wildflowers and Mt. Hood from Tom McCall Point
Harsh Paintbrush, Castilleja hispida
Balsamroot and Lupine at Tom McCall Trail
McCall Point Trail surrounded by wildflowers
About Tom McCall Point
Length: 3.4 mile round trip
Elevation Change: 1000′ gain
Season: Year Round
Difficulty: Moderate It gets steep in a few places like 60 degree incline steep…
Oregon Wildflower Portfolio
I have a gallery of my Oregon Wildflowers online. They are arranged by species, so you may have to poke around if you are looking for these in particular. Have a look and order a print or license the images. My flower photography portfolio is…HERE.
Wildflower Photography Workshops
In 2016 I will add my first photography workshop in Oregon. It’s all about photographing Waterfalls and Wildflowers in Oregon. You can find the details online…HERE.