The Vista Ridge hike is arguably the most scenic alpine trail on Mount Hood in mid-summer when the wildflowers bloom. We'll enjoy amazing vistas of Mount Hood and wildflowers and learn about Oregon Wild efforts to prevent logging along this trail.
Difficulty: Strenuous Distance: 7.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet Leader: Jamie Dawson Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)
This beautiful high elevation ridgeline trail looks into the historic Warner Creek burn area, following along the edge of the burn but staying in the shade of the treeline with views of bunchgrass meadows, Cascade peaks, burned mosaic forest, old growth, and wildflowers.
Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 5 miles Elevation Gain: 200-300 feet Leader: Jason Gonzales Location: Willamette National Forest, Central Cascade foothills (carpools depart from Eugene)