With spring at our doorstep, it’s the perfect time to embark
on a wildflower adventure. Hit one of these popular hiking paths for a dose of
Mother Nature’s best medicine – flowers in full bloom and fresh, springtime air.Rowena
An easy, 2-mile round-trip hike across the plateau, this
scenic trip is perfect for beginners. As you make your way towards the river,
take in the expanse of balsamroot, bachelor buttons, and white yarrow as they
blossom across the hills. This trip is perfect for the kids to join.
If you want more of a challenge, start at the same parking
lot, but go up, up, up. The hike up to McCall Point is seriously steep (we’re
talking switchbacks), but offers incredible views of purple lupine and scarlet
Indian paintbrush. Look north for views of Mount Adams. Look west for scenic
views of Mount Defiance.
Trail, Willamette Valley
This winding trail on a gentle grade leads you through
towering trees in the quintessential Oregon forest before opening up on awe-inspiring
hillsides – filled to the brim with blooming flowers. See yellow stonecrop,
pink penstemon and purple larkspur. The upper trails offer extensive views of
the surrounding Old Cascades.
If you’re looking for a coastal trail, this is it. At 4,097
feet, Marys Peak is the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range. On a clear day, at
the top of the peak, you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of
the Cascade peaks to the east across the Willamette Valley.
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