Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Hikes and Rambles

Welcome to our Tuesday and Thursday series of day hikes and rambles, most within two hours of Lake Oswego. Review below calendar for recent and future events. See Home for more general information on hikes & rambles, including explanation of terms and abbreviations used.

Hike/Ramble/Walks Calendar
Month Days (select a day)
JUN 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28
JUL 3 5 10 12 17 19 24 26 31
AUG 2 7 9 14 16 21 23 28 30
1st Meeting is at HAZ. PAL NOT used starting in May.

JUN | Coordinators: Tuesday Ursula S., Thursday Ursula S.
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JUN 05 - Hike Salmon River (Mt Hood - West)
Changes: Hike location, hike mi. & elev., Drive mi. & $
Leaders: Jan M.,Ursula S. 7.8 mi. 950 ft. We have chosen to do a 7.8 mile moderate hike with 950 ' elevation gain alongside and above the beautiful Salmon River and several fords of the river, to enter the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness. We will have lunch at the high point, a sweeping viewpoint of the Salmon River Canyon before the returning to our cars. At the time of the scout, we saw fawn lilies, trillium, Indian paint brush and other wild flowers, ferns, and mossy trees in the old growth rainforest. There are a few footbridges, an old campground and a minor stream crossing or two, so wear boots and carry hiking poles.
Scout Report: Ursula & Jan say; We scouted Flag Mountain in early May with the plan of doing a moderate 6.8 mile loop with 1060 foot elevation gain. However, the trailhead begins with a very steep climb through 3 switchbacks on a slope before continuing to a viewpoint to see the top of Mt. Hood. There is more elevation gain but no views at the high point., then a steep descent ending in a walk along Highway 26. We concluded that there are not many rewards on this hike and that it would not be a good choice for a rainy day. The ranger agreed with us and suggested that we head for the Salmon River.

(See description for New Salmon River hike info.)
Drive: 100 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($10/$8) NWFP required.

JUN 05 - Ramble Laurelhurst Historic Walk (Portland / Valley)
Changes: 2nd meeting location, ramble mi
Leader: Vicci M. 4 - 5 mi. Flat. Walk through this lovely Southeast Portland neighborhood to appreciate its unique historic homes with well landscaped lots and heritage trees. Picnic lunch in Laurelhurst Park.
Scout Report: Vicci says; Minimal elevation gain. City side walks. Enjoy a leisurely 4 to 5 mile ramble through the Laurelhurst neighborhood. View a variety of architectural styles, many with mature gardens. Lunch at the Park near end of ramble or on your own. Tour of park after lunch.
Drive: 24 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:15a Laurelhurst Part, SE 39th (Ceasar Chavez Ave.) @ restrooms ($3/$0)
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JUN 07 - Easy Hike Wildcat Mountain - McIntyre Ridge (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Becky R.,Meredith M. 5 mi. 800 ft. Hike a moderate grade along the edge of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. We pass through forest and open meadows. See stunning views with (hopefully) blooming rhododendrons, beargrass, and wildflowers. We will lunch at a viewpoint of Mt. Hood.
Scout Report: Becky says: Hike 5 miles with 800' elevation gain. Hike a moderate grade along the edge of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness with occasional views into the Eagle Creek Canyon. We hike through an open forest, an understory of Madrone, meadows and stunning views with hopefully blooms of rhododendron and possible beargrass. We will lunch at the viewpoint with views into the Willamette Valley and east, across Boulder Creek Canyon, to our stunning view of Mt. Hood. Lunch spot is complete with a nice bench.
Drive: 80 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($8/$6)
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JUN 12 - Easy Hike Bayocean (Coast/Coast Mts)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a Changes: Drive mi.
Leader: Rich C. 7.5 mi. 100 ft. Hike out the ocean side of the Bayocean (Tillamook Bay) spit, past what was once the "Atlantic City of the West" to the south jetty, and return along Tillamook Bay.
Scout Report: Rich says; Length- 7.5 miles elevation gain- 100 ft (at most!). Bayocean is the sandspit that separates Tillamook Bay from the ocean. It is a somewhat unique "beach" hike in that the first half is walking the beach and the second half is walking along Tillamook Bay.

More interesting is the history of Bayocean which over 100 years ago was the home of the "new Atlantic City of the West". It featured a hotel, cabins, a tent city and the " largest salt water swimming pool in the West"! It's coming (and going) along with the dramatic changes in the life of the spit itself are an intriguing part of Oregon coastal history.
Drive: 195 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a SPS ($19/$16)
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JUN 14 - Hike Tom Dick & Harry Mountain (Mt Hood - West)
Leader: Linda F. 5.8 mi. 1710 ft. Starting at the Mirror Lake Trailhead, we pass the lake and continue on the trail through forest and wild flowers. There are some switchbacks and climbs along the ridgeline. The final pitch provides views of Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, and Mirror Lake far below.
Scout Report: Linda says: This hike was scouted on May 31. The flowers were just opening up and so may have lots of color. A very well maintained trail with a beautiful view on top. Unfortunately, we encountered a white out that day. We start at Mirror Lake Trailhead and climb to the top with some switchbacks. 5.8 mi with 1710' elevation gain. Remember your NWFP!
Drive: 110 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($11/$9) NWFP required.

JUN 14 - Ramble Ladd's Addition (Portland / Valley)
Changes: Drive mi. & $.
Leader: Vicci M. 3 mi. flat This area was platted in 1891 with a diagonal street grid that surrounds five rose gardens. Enjoy the unique residential architecture with plenty of time to smell the roses.
Scout Report: Vicci says; We will Ramble 3 miles with no elevation gain on city sidewalks. Ladd's Addition is a residential neighborhood in inner SE Portland and was platted in 1891 with a diagonal street grid that surrounds five rose gardens. Most homes were built before the 1930's and offer distinctive architectural features and mature gardens. We will ramble slowly to enable us to stop on a whim and enjoy our surroundings.

THERE ARE NO RESTROOMS AVAILABLE ON THE ROUTE.
Pre-Ramble restroom possibilities: New Seasons at 19th and Division or Plaid Pantry near our meeting place.

Lunch may be a picnic in the Central Garden or on your own.
Drive: 26 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:15a SE 26th and Division St., Portland. ($3/$0)
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JUN 19 - Hike Trapper Creek (SW Washington)
Changes: Hike mi. & elev.,
Leader: Terry M. 8 mi. 700 ft. Streams and waterfalls contained within an old growth Douglas-fir forest that provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. The hike we do is dependent on water level and the ability to cross streams. We will either hike on trails in Trapper Creek wilderness, or hike on a trail adjacent to the wilderness. The mileage will be approximately the same. If we hike adjacent to the wilderness, the elevation gain will be 650 ft. rather than 1700 ft.
Scout Report: Terry says; Hike Dry Creek trail in Trapper Creek area: 8 miles 700 feet combined elevation gain. The Dry Creek trail runs north /south and is just east of the Trapper Creek wilderness. It is a relatively flat, well -maintained trail with 350 feet elevation gain each way. The hike will go to Bourbon Creek for lunch then turn around. This tree shaded trail goes through a verdant under growth of vanilla leave, inside out flower, Queens cup and bunch berry with some old growth trees and offers views of Dry Creek. When we scouted , the trail was dry but it has rained since we scouted.
Drive: 160 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a L&C ($16/$10 + $4 shared bridge toll) NWFP required.

JUN 19 - Ramble Whipple Creek (SW Washington)
Leader: Jane L. 3 - 4 mi. 100 ft. Whipple Creek Park protects a 300-acre stand of native forest of grand fir, cedar, Douglas fir and big leaf maple in the north Vancouver area just west of the Clark County Fairgrounds. An old grist mill is one of the highlights.
Scout Report: Jane says; 3-4 miles, mostly flat with a bit of an up and down. This hike loops through colossal Douglas fir trees and waist-high sword ferns. There is a small meadow and the remnants of a grist mill to explore. This is a deep-woods experience where the trails can be muddy. Wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty, pack some precautionary insect repellent. Lunch on your own at the end of the hike. The trail is located to the west of the Clark County Fairgrounds off of I-5, exit at 179th st. Use the parking lot in the park but don't block the area for horse trailers.
Drive: 64 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a JBT ($7/$3)
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JUN 21 - Easy Hike Gales Creek (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leader: Connie C. 6 mi. 500 ft. Follow a lovely trail that meanders along a gurgling creek through the woods with maidenhair ferns. There are lots of ups and downs, but a flat lunch spot.
Scout Report: Connie says: Gales Creek is a 6 mile hike with 500 feet elevation gain. This undulating trail next to a gurgling stream abounds with lush greenery including maidenhair fern. A good path leads to a flat lunch spot. Poles and boots recommended.
Drive: 84 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a SPS ($9/$6)
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JUN 26 - Easy Hike Enid Lake (Mt Hood - West)
Changes: Hike mi., Drive mi. & $
Leaders: Jim & Gretchen Y. 4.8 mi. 600 ft. An easy hike on Mt Hood's south side, around the lake.
Scout Report: Jim says; A pleasant walk around the lake on Mt Hood's SW side. This is a lollipop hike for 4.8 miles with an elevation gain of 600 ft. On return to Trailhead we will lose packs and poles and walk to Little Zigzag Falls. One stream crossing on logs but was easily done. Boots and poles recommended for rocky trail. Mosquitos enjoyed dining on us during the scout.
Drive: 100 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($10/$8) NWFP required.
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JUN 28 - Hike Little North Santiam (SantiamFoothills)
Changes: Hike mi.
Leader: Ron W. 7.8 mi. 1000 ft. A beautiful in and out hike, just south of the Opal Creek Wilderness. Follow a trail along and near the river, through an ‘old’ forest, with views of rock pinnacles and clear blue-green water. This is a well-used trail that includes one ridge (approx. 500 ft) to go over (both ways) and a fair number of roots on the trail, so poles are recommended. Plan on a full day because it is a long drive and the leader plans to hike slowly.
Scout Report: Ron says: This is a beautiful hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area by a clear, 'jewel' colored river. There are views from the river bank and on the ridges above the river.Things to see include: (a) lovely 'magical' 2nd growth forest, (b) river view from a pebble beach and from 400 ft above (c) waterfalls in the river and from stream entering the river, (d) impressive canyon views, (e) 'emerald' pools including the Three Pools swimming and cliff-jumping area ( 2 minute video) which we plan to view from our ridge lunch spot. In the first week of June scout, we also saw many wild pink Rhododendron bushes. See Scout Pictures courtesy of Lee.

This is NOT your typically 'easy' hike on a flat trail by the river. The trail contains a lot of tree roots & rocks, which require close attention during the hike, especially going down hill. There is also a few small water flows that 'merge' temporarily with the trail. There are many up and down areas of the trail and one noticeable ridge to ascend and re-ascend after lunch. We will take our time on the hike, with 'side exits' to enjoy viewpoints. This is an in and out hike for 7.8 miles with 1000 ft of elevation. The group will need to stay fairly close together to catch the exits to view points and negotiate a few 'tricky' turns on the trail. Other points; (a) there are a couple of exposure areas, but they are quite short ( 2 or 3 steps), (b) since it a long drive and we are taking our time on the trail, don't expect to get back to Portland early, could be as late as 6:00 pm, (c) suggest you bring an extra pair of socks, (d) hiking poles recommended, (e) bring snacks for 2nd breakfast , late lunch & and possible after hike snack. All in all, I would sum this up as a very scenic but somewhat difficult hike. Not a lot of heavy huffing & puffing but glad to get back to the car.
Drive: 155 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:15a WT ($16/$14) NWFP required.

JUN 28 - Ramble Steigerwald Lake NWR (SW Washington)
Changes: Ramble mi. & elev.
Leaders: Julia C.,Bee N. 6 mi. 82 ft. This ramble is in an historic flood plain of semi-permanent wetlands along the Columbia River. The area is dominated by cottonwoods. We should see or hear purple martens and song birds as well as turtles and water birds. There is also permanent art work on display.
Scout Report: Julia says; This Ramble is at the 1,049 acre Lake Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge east of Washougal. It is a six mile ramble on gravel paths along the Columbia River with 82 feet elevation. It's an historical floodplain of semi-permanent wetlands dominated by cottonwoods. Birdlife is plentiful with purple martens in abundance. A a pileated woodpecker was spotted eating berries just 6 feet from the trail and the reclusive bittern was also seen in the wetlands. There are permanent art works on display and a covered picnic area.
Drive: 70 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($7/$5)

JUL | Coordinators: Tuesday Joyce B., Thursday Jan M.
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JUL 03 - Hike Coldwater Lake (SW Washington)
EARLY DEPARTURE 7:30a
Leader: Jeanine T. 11 mi. 1300 ft. Climb up one side of the lake, down to Coldwater Creek, then along other side of the lake with possible views of Mt. St. Helens.
Drive: 225 mi. HAZ 7:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:00a AWHD ($23/$18) Car Shuttle.

JUL 03 - Ramble Terwilliger Trails (Portland / Valley)
Leader: Vicci M. 4 mi. 500 ft. Meander on a paved trail beside a grassy area that parallels SW Terwilliger Blvd. This trail begins in Lake Oswego and ends in Portland. On a clear day see spectacular views of the mountains.
Drive: 15 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a 7365 SW Barbur Blvd. ($2/$0)
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JUL 05 - Easy Hike Middle Salmon River (Mt Hood - West)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leaders: Joan & Elmer G. 5.5 mi. 800 ft. A delightful walk along the Salmon River. We will turn around prior to the 3-mile point. The trail is well marked, so there is an option to stop at an intermediate point and wait for the rest to return.
Drive: 100 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($10/$8) NWFP required.
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JUL 10 - Easy Hike Tumala Mountain (ClackamasFtHills)
Leaders: Robina B.,Jeanine T. 4.5 mi. 1000 ft. Hike to a former lookout site with panoramic views, in the foothills beyond Estacada.
Drive: 92 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($10/$7)
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JUL 12 - Hike Flag Point via Lookout Mt. (Mt Hood - East)
Leader: Gilbert L. 10 mi. 2000 ft. We start at High Prairie trailhead to Lookout Mt then follow the Divide Trail #458 to Flag Point in the Badger Wilderness area SE of Mt. Hood. We return by the same route . The flavor is "Alpine Central Oregon" with views from Mt Rainier to Sisters and east to the Dalles and Dufur. Because the trail is exposed and there is no water, prepare for sun, hydration, ticks, mosquitoes, and possible freak mountain afternoon storms.
Drive: 165 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($17/$14) NWFP required.

JUL 12 - Ramble Little Beacon Rock/Pool of the Winds (Columbia Gorge)
Leaders: Don & Linda G. 3.5 mi. 800 ft. Wander the Beacon Rock State Park Campground and Little Beacon Rock in search of the adorable little pikas who inhabit this area. We will also see the Pool of the Winds and Hardy Falls. Boots and poles are recommended.
Drive: 120 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:15a L&C ($12/$6 + $2 toll bridge each way) Washington Discover Pass required.
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JUL 17 - Hike Chinidere Mountain (Mt Hood - East)
Leader: Linda F. 5.6 mi. 1140 ft. Begin at Wahtum Lake Trailhead. The trip around Wahtum Lake is the classic mountain hike with wildflowers, lake vistas, spectacular mountain views and even a rushing stream, all within Hatfield Wilderness. Also includes elevation gain. Road to trailhead is good.
Drive: 196 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a L&C ($20/$14) NWFP required.

JUL 17 - Ramble Lookout Mountain (Mt Hood - East)
Leaders: Jaska T.,Elaine M. 3 mi. 570 ft. Ramble at a moderate pace up through meadows & woods with rewards of wildflowers & increasingly spectacular views. The summit overlooks every Cascade peak from the Three Sisters to Mt Rainier.
Drive: 165 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($17/$14) NWFP required.
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JUL 19 - Easy Hike Astoria Column (Coast/Coast Mts)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leaders: Dave & Toni B. 6 mi. 400 ft. Starting at Memorial Park, we will walk to the Flavel House museum, Cathedral Tree, and Astoria Column. This is a very beautiful outing with a 360-degree view that includes the mouth of the Columbia River and the city of Astoria. Lunch can be at the base of the Column. The leaders will be going the night before and will meet everybody at Memorial Park.
Drive: 207 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a JBT ($21/$18 + $5 pass)
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JUL 24 - Easy Hike Oregon Coast Trail (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leader: Kathy B. 5 mi. 400 ft. A segment of the OCT unknown to the leader until early 2018! The hike begins at Shingle Mill Creek in Arch Cape and climbs through the coastal forest, over the head containing the tunnel into Oswald West State Park and on upward to the south side of Neahkanie Mountain. More details available after scouting in the spring!
Drive: 188 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a SPS ($19/$16)
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JUL 26 - Hike Siouxon Creek (SW Washington)
Leader: Terry M. 7.8 mi. 700 ft. Hike ancient forests along the verdant creek trail, passing pools and waterfalls.
Drive: 130 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a JBT ($13/$10)

JUL 26 - Ramble Wildwood Recreation Site (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Bee N.,Julia C. 3 mi. minimal Walk along paved and dirt trails that loop around this recreational site with wetlands and forest bordering the Salmon River. Picnic tables are available for our lunch stop.
Drive: 88 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($9/$7 + at present $3 parking fee)
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JUL 31 - Hike McNeil Point (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Joyce & Gary B. 8.8 mi. 2220 ft. Difficult hike with spectacular views and wildflower meadows, to a stone shelter built in the 1930's.
Drive: 116 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($12/$9) NWFP required.

JUL 31 - Ramble Mt St Helens Blue Lake Trail (SW Washington)
Leader: Carolyn K. 5.5 mi. 600 ft. In the southwestern corner of the Mt. St. Helens Monument, a series of trails allows for a scenic loop hike up to Huckleberry Saddle on the Blue Lake Trail and the Blue Horse Trail. Ramble through massive mudflows, new lodgepole pine growth, and huge old growth trees unaffected by recent eruptions. We have views of the mountain and meadows for lunch. This trail is highly varied and can change from year to year. Good boots and poles required.
Drive: 164 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a JBT ($17/$13)

AUG | Coordinators: Tuesday Betty C., Thursday Connie C.
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AUG 02 - Easy Hike Mt. Hood Meadows (Mt Hood - East)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leader: Yvonne J. Approx. 5 miles mi. 1000 ft Travel on the Timberline Trail through a lovely forest with an abundance of wildflowers as well as views of Hood and Jefferson.
Drive: 136 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($14/$11) NWFP required.
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AUG 07 - Easy Hike Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Jaska T.,Elaine M. 5 mi. 150 ft. This will be our sixth annual outing on this route with the likelihood of meeting thru-hikers. After viewing picturesque Little Crater Lake, we follow the Pacific Crest Trail through the woods, with off & on lake views, to meet our shuttle driver at Timothy Lake.
Drive: 140 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($14/$12) NWFP required. Car Shuttle.
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AUG 09 - Hike Opal Creek (SantiamFoothills)
Leader: Nicole R. 7.1 mi. 500 ft. Follow a verdant trail through old growth forest with spectacular waterfalls. The loop also passes through an old mining town.
Drive: 166 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:15a WT ($17/$15) NWFP required.

AUG 09 - Ramble Riverside (ClackamasFtHills)
Leaders: Jim & Gretchen Y. 5.2 mi. 500 ft. A pleasant hike along the Clackamas River through some old growth forest.
Drive: 112 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($12/$9 + Maybe $6 at camp site?)
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AUG 14 - Hike Bunker Hill (SW Washington)
Leaders: Joan & Elmer G. 6 mi. 1200 ft. This trail goes through a beautiful old growth forest. The first two miles are along a flat well-maintained portion of the PCT. The last mile is up a somewhat steep, but well maintained, wide trail.
Drive: 140 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a L&C ($14/$8 + $4 bridge toll) NWFP required.

AUG 14 - Ramble Umbrella Falls Loop (Mt Hood - East)
Leaders: Don & Linda G. 4.6 mi. 820 ft. Visit the beautiful 60 ft. fan of Umbrella Falls, via mountain meadows and forests. There are some great views along the way.
Drive: 150 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($15/$13) NWFP required.
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AUG 16 - Easy Hike Mt Baldy (Mt Hood - West)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leader: Terry M. 4.5 mi. 1100 ft. This is a shortened version of the McNeil Point hike. We will stop along the Timberline Trail at a point with great views of Mt Hood's southern slopes. Hopefully we will see wildflowers and craggy mountain vistas.
Drive: 124 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($13/$10) NWFP required.
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AUG 21 - Easy Hike Oregon Garden (Portland / Valley)
Leader: Nicole R. 6 - 7 mi. Flat. We will start our walk at the magical and wonderful Oregon Garden, an 80-acre Botanical Garden in Silverton. We will search for the "secret garden" inside, then walk through parts of the town of Silverton.
Drive: 80 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a WT ($8/$7 + Admission: $12 Adults; $10 Seniors)
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AUG 23 - Hike Red Rock/Mt. St. Helens (SW Washington)
Leader: Gilbert L. 9 mi. 1500 ft. We start at the trailhead off Hwy 81 at Red Rock Pass on the S-SW side of Mt. St. Helens. Gently climb, passing Butte Camp and continuing to the junction of Trail #216 (Loowit Trail that circumnavigates Mt. St. Helens). We travel through old lava flows, old growth forest groves, and pumiced meadows with wildflowers and huckleberry patches. Enjoy magnificent views of Mt St. Helens, Mt. Hood, Trapper Wilderness area, and Indian Heaven.
Drive: 160 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a JBT ($16/$13) NWFP required.

AUG 23 - Ramble Lower Twin Lakes (Mt Hood - East)
Leader: Helen H. 5.1 mi. 700 ft. From the Frog Lake Snow-Park, follow the PCT to the trail junction and down to the lake. Option to walk around the lake.
Drive: 120 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($12/$10) NWFP required.
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AUG 28 - Hike Shellrock/Middle Lakes (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Val G.,Penney H. 7 mi. 1500 ft. At summer's end, add these hikes to your 'Lake Collection.' Subalpine fir, old growth hemlock, and huckleberries complete the experience. The forest provides us with welcome shade.
Drive: 135 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($14/$11) NWFP required.

AUG 28 - Ramble Tamanawas Falls (Mt Hood - East)
Leader: Judy H. 3.8 mi. 500 ft. Tamanawas Falls is an ideal place to cool off on a hot summer day. The falls are approximately 100 feet high, 40 feet wide, and named by the Cowlitz for the spirit presence or life force present in all things. The trail follows Cold Spring Creek. It is shaded by large Douglas-fir, cedar, and a variety of trees and shrubs. This is rated "easy," but it has some scrambling to get all the way to the falls. Some may choose to find a nice spot by the creek and not go to the falls.
Drive: 160 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($16/$14) NWFP required.
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AUG 30 - Easy Hike Timberline to Zigzag Overlook (Mt Hood - West)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leader: Jeanine T. 5 mi. 500 ft. Walk to a deep canyon with Mt. Hood views. We will have lunch at the canyon lip.
Drive: 130 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($13/$11)


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