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Explore Portland: Wildflower Adventures

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.

Explore Portland: Wildflower Adventures
Rowena Plateau

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.

McCall Point

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.

Cone Peak 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.

Marys Peak

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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