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Bear Grass to Picnic Rock is our Hike of the Week

Categories: Guest Connection SummerBlog

Person standing on Picnic Rock and holding their hands up in jubilation
Hiker celebrating on top of Picnic Rock. Photo by Josey Rice.

Our featured Hike of the Week, while not the highest in elevation by any means at Mt. Hood Meadows, is one of the resort's best for those looking to experience the thrill of precipitous cliff faces and the feeling of being far above their surroundings.

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Head into the canyons for our Hike of the Week

Categories: Guest Connection SummerBlog

Looking up the rocky Clark Canyon, creek in the foreground, Mt. Hood in the background
Looking up Clark Canyon toward Mt. Hood. Photo by Josey Rice.

You don't always have to hike up to higher elevations to get amazing alpine views. Our latest Hike of the Week is a great example of that, showcasing some of the most striking, scenic vistas in our permit area without having to climb to the top of it.

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Beat the heat with a Wizard Way hike this week

Categories: Guest Connection SummerBlog

Paintbrush flower growing against a log with trees in the background

Paintbrush flowers near the start of Lower Wizard Way (Trail No. 8). Photo by Josey Rice.

When the temperatures rise, it's time to head for higher elevation hikes, and this week's hot weather is a great opportunity to check out the upper part of our summer trail system at Meadows!

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Stadium Loop is our Hike of the Week

Categories: Guest Connection SummerBlog

Lupine and mountains on a sunny day
Lupine and Mt. Jefferson as viewed from the Stadium Loop Trail (No. 5). Photo by Josey Rice.

As more flowers continue to bloom at Mt. Hood Meadows, the areas along our hiking trails are continuing to get more colorful. Right now, the Stadium Loop Trail (No. 5), is a great example of this, and is our pick for Hike of the Week at the resort.

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The flowers are beginning to bloom

Categories: Guest Connection SummerBlog

Shooting Star wildflowers are blooming in the base area at Mt. Hood MeadowsSummer is warming up, accelerating snowmelt from the upper mountain and revealing more of our hiking trails. Our main trail out of the base area is called the Bear Grass Trail, and we expect that in the next two weeks, you'll see the Bear Grass flowering, which is almost a month behind last season. The hot temperatures are shedding snow, and the waterfalls are spectacular!

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