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Timpanogas Lake & Cowhorn Mountain Hike

Explore the very highest elevations within the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed with this trek from Timpanogas Lake to the summit of Cowhorn Mountain south of the Diamond Peak Wilderness. This area is also the northern reaches of the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal.

Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous
Distance: 12 miles 
Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: High Cascades south of Diamond Peak (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Bunchgrass Ridge & Warner Burn Hike

This beautiful high elevation ridgeline trail looks into the historic Warner Creek burn area, following along the edge of the burn but staying in the shade of the treeline with views of bunchgrass meadows, Cascade peaks, burned mosaic forest, old growth, and wildflowers.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 200-300 feet
Leader: Jason Gonzales
Location: Willamette National Forest, Central Cascade foothills (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Devil's Staircase Wilderness area, Dark Grove Hike

Explore the beautiful and rugged old-growth forests and streams of the proposed Devil’s Staircase Wilderness area.

Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 4 miles (but feels more like 6) 
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet, down to Carbon and Wassen Creeks and then back up, all through steep rugged terrain
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Central Oregon Coast Range, near Reedsport (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Carpenter Mountain & Lookout Creek Hike

Climb to the top of Carpenter Mountain, with stunning views of the Cascades and lovely wildflowers; and explore ancient forests along nearby Lookout Creek. 

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Leader: Chandra LeGue
Location: Willamette National Forest, near McKenzie Bridge (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Opal Creek Ancient Forest Hike

Join us for a walk back in time to an ancient Oregon forest in one of the state’s signature Wilderness areas.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5-7 miles
Elevation Gain: minimal
Leader: Marielle Cowdin
Location: Opal Creek Wilderness, Willamette National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

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Boulder Lake Hike

Discover the aquamarine waters of one of the best-kept secrets in the Mount Hood National Forest.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

With old-growth forests and high mountain cliffs, Boulder Lake is one of the best-kept secrets in the Mount Hood region.

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Lowder Mountain Wildflower Hike

Take in old-growth, mountain views, and stunning wildflowers – the focus of this hike – on this botanizing trek into the Three Sisters Wilderness.

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Leader: Tanya Harvey
Location: Willamette National Forest, Three Sisters Wilderness (carpools depart from Eugene)

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Burnt Lake Hike

One of the true gems of the Mount Hood Wilderness...

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Distance: 6.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

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Vista Ridge to Wy-East Basin Hike

The Vista Ridge hike is arguably the most scenic alpine trail on Mount Hood in mid-summer when the wildflowers bloom. We'll enjoy amazing vistas of Mount Hood and wildflowers and learn about Oregon Wild efforts to prevent logging along this trail.

Difficulty: Strenuous
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Leader: Jonathan Jelen
Location: Mount Hood National Forest (carpools depart from Portland)

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