Drive to the Rowena Crest Viewpoint

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Beautiful view with super short approach

If you're looking for a minimal effort pit stop on the drive through the Columbia River Gorge with huge bang for your buck, this is the spot. Rowena Crest is an iconic viewpoint that creates a horseshoe curve along the road. This unique shape is one of the most photographed roads in Oregon. It's a very short walk from the parking lot to sweeping views of the surrounding hills, cliffs, and the gorge below.

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Classic for photographers

This is fun for any photographer friends. Though I’m not exactly a photographer I’ve taken some friends here and they’ve gotten some dope shots in the past

Awesome!

Great viewpoint of the Columbia River and the iconic road! Be prepared for a lot of wind! Both times that I’ve been there it was very windy but still worth it! Make sure your hats are on tight or take them off (:

Must Do

This is a must do in the spring when the flowers are blooming.

Awesome Drive And A Terrific View

The road up to the viewpoint is very windy and offers terrific views of the Columbia River gorge. The view of the iconic Rowena crest is easy to access and very rewarding!

Must see!

The drive up to the crest involves winding roads and it's actually fun to drive to. Once you're on the crest you just park your car and if you want you can hop over the wall to take better pictures of the crest.

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