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: 6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet Leader: Jonathan Jelen Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)
Drift Creek Trail leads the way to a 240-foot suspension bridge, which overlooks Drift Creek Falls. Below, a 75-foot horsetail waterfall, which is best viewed in the Spring or Fall after seasonal rains.
Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 490 feet Leader: Jason Gonzales Location: Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon Coast Range (carpools depart from Eugene & Portland)