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Mosier

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Mosier is in the Columbia Gorge (Oregon).

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The town of Mosier was founded by Jonah H. Mosier, a Missouri builder who came to Oregon in 1853. He filed a donation land claim for 640 acres at the mouth of what is now Mosier Creek. He built a water-powered sawmill, the Mosier Inn, and a blacksmith shop. The first post office was established on December 31, 1884 and the town was platted in 1891, although the plat was not filed in county records until 1909. Today Mosier is the third largest city in Wasco County.

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Mosier is located right off of Interstate 84 at exit 69. It is 7 miles east of Hood River and 17 miles west of The Dalles. The nearest Greyhound station and airport are in Hood River.

Get around[edit]

Mosier is a small town that is easily walkable. To explore the area around Mosier it is best to travel by car or bicycle.

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  • Mosier Falls, [1]. On Highway 30 (1st Avenue) look for a trail heading up the hill at the east end of the bridge over Mosier Creek. The trail passes a small pioneer cemetery and then ends at a viewpoint for 80-foot-tall Mosier Falls. The walk takes about ten minutes.  edit


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  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, [2]. Ride your bike or hike this five-mile section of the old Columbia River Highway, now closed to cars. The trail passes through two tunnels and several viewpoints and ends at another trailhead near Hood River. The trailhead near Mosier is on Rock Creek Road, just west of town.  edit
  • Tom McCall Preserve at Rowena, (Drive Hwy 30 east from Mosier for seven miles and park at the Rowena Crest viewpoint), [3]. Managed by the Nature Conservancy, this 270-acre preserve is best visited in May when wildflowers carpet the plateau. A short trail meanders across the plateau on the north side of the highway, and a tougher trail climbs 1.8 miles up to McCall Point. Dogs, horses and bicycles are not allowed on the trails. Picking flowers, camping, and off-trail hiking are also not allowed. Beware of ticks and poison oak, both of which flourish here.  edit


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  • 10 Speed East, 1104 1st Street, 541-478-2104, [4]. This coffee shop serves breakfast and lunch.  edit
  • Route 30 Classics, 1st Ave., [5]. This Porsche restoration shop also serves as an ice cream and espresso shop.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Thirsty Woman, 904 2nd Ave, (541) 478-0199, [6].  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Mosier House Bed & Breakfast, 704 3rd Ave, (541) 478-3640, [7]. The Jefferson Mosier House, built in 1904, has been beautifully restored and now serves as a B&B with five guest rooms. $85-125.  edit


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