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Herman Creek Hike - Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness

Enjoying newly expanded protections as part of the 2009 Mount Hood Wilderness, Herman Creek offers one of the best views in the Columbia River Gorge. But you've gotta work for it!

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 8 miles (round trip)
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness, Columbia River Gorge

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Rooster Rock - Menagerie Wilderness

Experience some serious geology on this climb to Rooster Rock in the Menagerie Wilderness.

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest, east of Albany and Sweet Home

The Menagerie Wilderness, conveniently located east of Sweet Home along Highway 20, may not be well known, but it is certainly worth exploring!

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Eagle Creek Hike (Columbia River Gorge)

Hike along Eagle Creek through a vertical rock canyon and between old growth forested benches, on the way to lower canyon waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge. 

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Leader: Bridget Callahan
Location: Columbia River Gorge

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Lookout Mountain - Badger Creek Wilderness Hike

This hike features offers a gradual climb along a ridge through an old-growth Pacific silver fir forest to an isolated, rocky pinnacle that offers one of the best views in the entire Cascades. 

Difficulty: Moderate +
Distance: 4-5 miles
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Badger Creek Wilderness, Mount Hood National Forest

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Pine Bench (Boulder Creek Wilderness) Hike (CANCELED)

Explore an old-growth Ponderosa pine forest perched above the North Umpqua River in an area recovering beautifully from a 1996 fire. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain:  800 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Umpqua National Forest, along the North Umpqua River

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Mount June and Sawtooth Ridge Hike

Take in the views and spectacular wildflowers from forested Mount June and ridgetop meadows as you explore Eugene’s backyard wilderness. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest, SE of Eugene

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Tilly Jane - Cloud Cap Saddle Hike

Explore the subalpine forests beneath Mount Hood's largest glacier. 

Difficulty: Strenuous
Distance: 6.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
Leader: Margo Earley
Location: Mount Hood National Forest

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RESCHEDULED: Larch Mountain - Sherrard Point to Multnomah Creek Wildflower Hike

Due to rain, this hike has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 17th. Please call Wendell Wood at 707-218-8355 to sign up or confirm your registration.

After taking in the wilderness views from Sherrard Point, walk mostly downhill from the top of Larch Mountain to see subalpine wildflowers and descend along a mountain meadow. 

Level: Moderate
Distance: 5.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,300 foot elevation loss, 450 foot gain
Leader: Wendell Wood

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Angel's Rest to Wahkenna Falls Wildflower Hike

Enjoy western Columbia River vistas and outstanding wildflowers diversity with Oregon Wild's resident botanical expert Wendell Wood. 

Level: Strenuous
Distance: 6.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Columbia River Gorge, West End

(Please leave the next day - Sunday, June 15 - open in case the hike is postponed due to significant rain.)

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Salmon River Wildflower ID Hike (rescheduled to Sunday)

Join Oregon Wild’s Wildlands Interpreter, Wendell Wood, for a gentle, “slow go,” wildflower identification hike, surrounded by the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness Area. 

Level: Moderate
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Leader: Wendell Wood
Location: Mount Hood National Forest

(Rescheduled to Sunday, June 15 due to forecasted rain and thunder.)

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