View of paintbrush and Mt. Hood, located near the top of Hood River Express. Photo by Josey Rice.
We've covered pretty much all of the trails at Meadows throughout these Hike of the Week posts this season, so to cap things off as we head into our final week of summer operations, we're going to do things a little differently.
Scorched tree trunks mark the location of the 2020 Jack's Woods Fire. Photo by Josey Rice.
It's peak fire season in the Pacific Northwest, and our Hike of the Week serves as a great reminder of the power of wildfires, the resilience of nature, and the importance of recreating responsibly.
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.
According to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center, it’s likely that a rare La Niña three-peat will happen this winter.
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.
Meadows of Western pasque flowers, false hellebore, and aster with Mt. Hood in the background. Photo by Josey Rice.
The recent spate of hot weather has coaxed even more wildflowers out of hiding at Meadows, and you'll see quite a nice variety on our selected Hike of the Week.