Eden Park Loop via Vista Ridge Trail #626
based on 40 tracks & routes Mount Hood National Forest #31 hike out of 96 in
4 hrs 0 min
This is a moderate loop trail to Eden Park in Mount Hood National Forest.
This trail goes by Wy'East Basin.
This is an alternate route for Wy'East Basin via Vista Ridge Trail #626.
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Cairn Basin, near Welches, Oregon
This trail is an Oregon classic. Hike up the Vista Ridge trail through the remnants of the forest that used to exist there before the devastating Dollar Lake fire of 2011. Once you emerge out of the scorched hill, you enter a wonderland of alpine meadows, icy brooks and an explosion of wildflowers (in early August) all under the imposing view of the north face of Mt Hood. There are also quite a few huckleberry bushes, which should be ripe by early September -- although in August you are bound to find a few early ripe ones. This trail is truly a jewel of the Pacific Northwest.