hikes

Topic: wildflowers

July 2, 2017

Silver Star Mountain

This is a great year for wildflowers on Silver Star Mountain! We took the Grouse Vista trailhead from the south side of Silver Star. The trail is steep, with large gravel and rocks for most of the way.

June 11, 2017

Herman Creek to Casey Creek

Herman Creek is less visited than most areas on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. With several trail options, it’s a great place for a cloudy day.

May 28, 2017

Saddle Mountain

The wildflowers are in full bloom at Saddle Mountain!

April 10, 2016

Salmon River Canyon hike

The Salmon River begins on Mount Hood, and winds through the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness before it joins the Sandy River. This hike goes through old-growth forest next to the river, climbing to a viewpoint about 600 feet above it.

July 31, 2015

Castle Crest wildflower hike

This is a short and easy hike near the Steel Visitor’s Center. The wildflowers were much earlier this year, so there weren’t as many as there usually would be in late July or early August.

April 12, 2015

Catherine Creek wildflowers

Catherine Creek is located east of the Cascade Mountains on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. With open grasslands, ponderosa pine, and oak woodlands, the scenery is quite different from the western side of the Cascades.

September 1, 2014

Jefferson Park

Jefferson Park is a remarkable subalpine meadow and lake-filled basin at the base of Mount Jefferson. The Whitewater Trail provides one of the shortest and easiest routes to this premier area.

August 21, 2014

Mount Hood: Elk Cove

Elk Cove is a spectacular alpine wildflower meadow destination on the north side of Mount Hood.

August 16, 2014

Mount Rainier: Skyline-Alta Vista loop

One of the most popular trails at Mount Rainier located directly outside of the Paradise Visitor Center, this hike has wildflowers in grand profusion.

May 11, 2014

Tom McCall Point at Rowena Crest

A top destination for spring wildflowers, Tom McCall Point is owned by the Nature Conservancy to protect this place of special ecological significance.