Heading east on I-84, take exit #69 at Mosier and head east on the Historic Columbia Highway (#30)for ~6 miles. There is ample parking and there are trails through the 230 acre preserve. One leads to the top of McCall Point. The other trail leads down toward the river with vistas of the gorge.
Tom McCall preserve sits atop the Rowena Plateau in the Columbia Gorge.Although this area is better known for it's magnificent waterfalls,in mid-march there is an abundant display of grass widows and yellow bells. In late April to mid-May Indian paintbrush, yellow balsamroot and lupine are most prevalent. As a background there are choices of the differing views of the Columbia River and the gorge. Early morning or late in the day are best, due to lighting and wind conditions.