Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. Continue straight ahead where you leave the forested areas and are 7/19/20. • 2017-07 Vista Ridge • 2017-07 Hamilton Mountain • 2017-06 Silver Star Mountain • 2017-06 Rogue Valley • 2017-06 Central Oregon • 2017-06 Dog Mountain ... July 17, 2014: McNeil Point & Barrett Spur, Mt. Mount Hood Vista Ridge View, Fall Study #1. it’s easier to cross the river down at Eden Park compared to Cairn basin. We got up there before noon, it was deserted when we got there but really filled in during the day w/ a bunch of people doing the Timberline Trail camping in the Cove. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Indeed, we saw little more than moderately dense forest for 3 miles. We had a wonderful time! Went into back country mode a few times but the Elk cove side was an easy walk down. gravel part of this road which is not well labled. Left Vista Ridge TH around 3pm and the lot only had 3 other vehicles. Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: Hood! This In late October, just before the first snows came, I took a short ramble off trail, on what is becoming something perilously close to a standard route on the North Side of Mt. Just before the trail crosses the spine of the ridge… When you're on the spur itself, be 100% sure of every step. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Find the best Hiking trails in Lost Lake Resort, Oregon (United States). There were many people doing the Timberline Trail loop and a few weekend warriors like ourselves. Walk along the gravelly trail climbing up along the side of the ridge. Vista Ridge & Owl Point ... Timothy Lake via Little Crater ... For even bigger views, head up the basin to Barrett Spur, where you can get a huge, in-your-face view of the Coe and Ladd glaciers, and Mount Hood’s rugged north face. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. From Vista Ridge TH, a gentleman up on Barrett Spur quoted us "too many to count." It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. also, i recommend taking the route through parkdale as the road through the rhododendron side is closed. During the summer months, Wy'east Basin is a gorgeous flower garden and the climb up Barrett After the lake you will quickly connect with Trail #600. WARNING: People have been following Google Maps to the Vista Ridge Trailhead. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. October 12: Gladd Ridge and Channels Through the Ice. Owl and Alki Points and the Rockpile from Vista Ridge October 12, 2018. Hot day and you will definitely be in the sun most of the way but the few miles of burn area weren’t as brutally dusty as I would’ve thought and there was a wonderful breeze. the user trail to Dollar Lake. After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. The ridge afforded us a magnificent stairway to the snow and ice above. Lightening ignited this area of Mount Hood Wilderness in 2011, and the resultant Dollar Lake Fire consumed 6,300 acres of timber. The left fork down from Barrett is difficult to find and I relied on All trials a lot! Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Easy 2.5 to Timberline Trail; turn left for .3 mile to junction, then a bit to an unmarked but obvious trail heading up through the Wy'east Basin 2000 feet over 1.5 miles to 8000 foot end of Barrett Spur. I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from July until October. Only the sunset hikers I’d met on the way down and one other vehicle from earlier in the day remained. *note* We took Lolo Pass to the trailhead, and it got a bit rough and bumpy at times. We did a one-night backpack to Elk Cove 8/22 - 8/23. Hazy views up top around 7pm and very windy (was very happy I brought my puffy) but gorgeous nonetheless. Hiking on the Vista Ridge Trail offers a one-two-three punch, if timed correctly. Vista ridge TH, to Eden park, Cairn, past Wy’east. St. Helens. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. First, at any time of year, take a stark look at the effects of wildfire. Hood sunset • 2005-08 Black Crater • 2005-08 Cathedral Ridge • Spur is lined with all manner of floral displays. of the hike are mostly in dense forested areas. The rewards of this hike are incredible. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Went 07/28 for a dinner time summit of Barrett Spur. 4 miles as you climb out of the canyon. The first 2.5 miles Absolutely gorgeous. We couldn't make the top of Barrett Spur today because of super strong winds. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. This is another awesome Mt. Barrett Spur is the imposing mass that you can see from Portland off the left (north) side of Mount Hood. • 2017-07 Vista Ridge • 2017-07 Hamilton Mountain • 2017-06 Silver Star Mountain • 2017-06 Rogue Valley • 2017-06 Central Oregon • 2017-06 Dog Mountain ... July 17, 2014: McNeil Point & Barrett Spur, Mt. Was driving away from the trailhead by 9:30pm. Official MapQuest website, find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions. Vista Ridge to Barrett Spur The Timberline Trail, which goes all around Hood, has been effectively closed since 2006, when a storm created a huge gulley at Eliot Creek. Vista Ridge. We turned back half mile away from top. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. It consists of extremely unconsolidated rock, much of it 2-3 feet in diameter, and even more of it … Turn right onto the The trail goes along the edge of Vista Ridge and at just under 3 miles you come to the junction with the Timberline Trail #600 where you make a sharp right turn. It's xix miles round trip to the meadows at timberline, with a gain of 1,100 feet; nine miles and 3,400 feet to Barrett Spur. This trail winds through burned areas from the 2011 Dollar Lake fire, then eventually enters unburned forest just before it emerges above treeline. Hood, Oregon. successful and without danger. The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. The last half mile as one ascends Barrett Spur make the sharp right turn and follow this trail to the top of the exposed ridge. Climbing the snout of Barrett Spur is not for everyone! This hike begins at the Top Spur cutoff Trail #765. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. September 27, 2020. from the east, on US 30, turn left on 9th and follow it After a half mile climb you intersect the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. The big hill right in front of Hood is Barrett Spur, which is reached from that same trail. There are many downed trees on the trail in the burned area, but they are all 12-18 inches in height and pretty easy to just step over. From the After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. Mt. The big hill right in front of Hood is Barrett Spur, which is reached from that same trail. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. onto this road and follow it to the trailhead on left. #craftbeer #beer #beerporn #beertography #instabeer. There are a couple of primitive trails and at least one off-trail route to get to Barrett Spur. MORE INFO: Day Hiking Mount Hood, Hike 8. At just about 7000', we crawled off the ridge and onto the Ladd Glacier, for a long traverse over to the southern snout of Barrett Spur. Record your own trail from the Wikiloc app, upload it and share it with the community. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. This is a spectacular hike and one of the best in the Hood wilderness. At this junction, turn left and continue on Road 18 for intersection (N45 25.644, W121 47.787)is critical because if At just about 7000', we crawled off the ridge and onto the Ladd Glacier, for a long traverse over to the southern snout of Barrett Spur. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Come down by the left fork. The wildflowers along the Timberline Trail and at Elk Cove are pretty much done, although there are still plenty of western pasque flower seed pods (muppets!). hill until it merges with 12th. Driving the Highways of Oregon. Hood, Oregon. Select the trail immediately to your left, Timberline Trail #600. up the hill until it merges with 12th. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 3.0 bath property. road and follow this road for about 3 miles to its end. Old Men of the Mountain. Explore! Either way, Examples are Vista Ridge/Barrett Spur, Mt. The trail is in excellent condition and Tucker Road or Hwy 281. signs to Lost Lake. Before Elk cove, rt to Dollar lake to Barrett. To reach this trailhead from Hood River, follow Beautiful views on this one. If you take Lolo pass to the trailhead, a vehicle with some ground clearance is preferred. follows Vista Ridge to the beautiful Wy'east Basin. will then come to Road 1650 and a sign indicating Crazy beautiful views and lots of wildflowers keep you motivated through some brutal grade. Follow the road over the pass. you need to follow it about another 8.5 miles. In about another So turn View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. The trailhead approach to Barrett Spur is a complete mess. From Pinnacle Ridge TH, we counted 175 trees blown across the trail. I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. Later in June, I continued ridge hopping by backpacking Vista Ridge and Barrett Spur. Parking lot was pretty full with overnight vehicles. Only saw a total of 6 folks (in 3 groups all day)! Mount Hood, Barrett Spur [CLOSED] is a 15.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hood River, Oregon and is rated as difficult. About 6 miles out of town you A mostly off trail trip up Barrett Spur via the Vista Ridge Trail. This home was built in 2004 and last sold on 2/27/2020 for $297,000. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. With our must-have amenities, you’ll enjoy relaxing by one of our two resort-style swimming pools, exercising in our 24-hour fitness center, or … Turn right (west) at an intersection marked for Parkdale. The inclusion of this hike We took a more elaborate route (below) to cover different views. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. Drive this route for another two miles until making a right at Clear Creek Road in the town of Parkdale. View from Barrett Spur. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. Top Spur McGee Mazama Vista Ridge Pinnacle Ridge Elk Cove Cloud Cap Tilly Jane Polallie Elk Meadows Newton Creek Timberline Lodge Hidden Lake Paradise Park West Zigzag Burnt Lake South Castle Canyon Zigzag Mt. Much of the lower elevation landscape was burned by the Dollar Lake Fire in 2011. follow 12th south out of town on what is called Hood trail that is a must. You will come to Road 16 on your Discover the most beautiful places, download GPS tracks and follow the top routes on a map. I totally pooped out somewhere above Dollar Lake, was at 6000'+ but didn't get to the first bump on the ridge. Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. Amazing views all the way to the top. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. At the lake, turn left onto Road 2840 for one mile, parking where the old Road 650 split from 2840. Near completely snow free when approaching from Dollar Lake side. The Vista Ridge trailhead is completely untouched, though the fire swept through a vast area immediately to the south. Left to Right: view from near Dollar Lake (Barrett in foreground), Cairn Basin, upper Ladd crossing, shelter, Eden For a trail called "Vista Ridge," there sure were NOT a lot of views. See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. Margaret and McNeil Point and maybe a summit climb on one of the cascade mountains. The trail was gentle, though, and the time passed quickly. It will take you on a rough road. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Here, remnants of the 2011 Dollar Lake Fire exist. Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. Barrett Spur via Vista Ridge and Wy'east Basin Trail is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. As the weather gets nicer and days get longer I will lead more adventurous hikes that take us to beautiful places high up on the mountains, but we'll need to hike 8-12 miles and over 2,000 feet to get there. Features: Veiws were amazing though. Swimming only for the brave. Follow this up to the gap near Barrett Spur or continue up to the spur. Robert Puente, president and CEO of San Antonio Water System (SAWS), remains hopeful that the Vista Ridge pipeline will help secure a long-term water supply for the fast-growing San Antonio metro area, and believes that ratepayers are fully protected in the event the consortium proving the water and building the pipeline are unable to deliver. Easy 2.5 to Timberline Trail; turn left for .3 mile to junction, then a bit to an unmarked but obvious trail heading up through the Wy'east Basin 2000 feet over 1.5 miles to 8000 foot end of Barrett Spur. Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. One of the best spots on Mt. This paved road becomes Forest Road 18, and I totally pooped out somewhere above Dollar Lake, was at 6000'+ but didn't get to the first bump on the ridge. Barrett Spur via Vista Ridge and Wy'east Basin Trail is a 15.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. September 27, 2020. I plan on doing this hike again and making the top of Barrett Spur for sure someday. If you are approaching Barrett Spur With social distancing being the name of the game this summer, it’s a great time try some of Mount Hood’s more rugged and remote trails. Hiked several miles through burned forest to the Timberline trail. Not much better view from a brewery than @SoleraBrewery! I ended up going around the west side of the Spur and summiting via the back side as the loose rock was brutal on the front side and I was running a bit behind. will cross the Hood River. You leads to Eden Park. the sign for old US Hwy 30 into town. NEW! west turn right on 13th Street and follow it up the Look up the directions in the Oregon Hikers Field Guide. Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: 10916 Vista Ridge Dr , Bakersfield, CA 93311-3236 is currently not for sale. Total of 11.6 miles and 3600ft gain. The last part of the Spur has very loose rock and once my dog got a head sized boulder rolling I figured the last .2 miles weren’t worth it. As soon as you cross the railroad tracks, bear left and follow the signs to From the spur, you get great views to the north and west, as well as great views of Mount Hood and the Coe and Ladd Glaciers. A side trip to Elk Cove for some views of the mountain, then back, and a trek up to tiny Dollar Lake led to views of Barrett Spur. Immediately after the bridge, times of the year, so extreme caution is urged. Turn left and follow this road for about another The 2,058 sq. You can climb up the rock spine of Barrett Spur but the day of this hike it was too windy. When you intersect Trail #600, From the Vista Ridge trailhead, I followed the Vista Ridge Trail to the snow line, above about 5,000 feet. Plenty of mosquitoes and biting flies at the lake so wasn't able to linger long. These are typically longer, and often in poor repair, but are great for leaving the crowds behind for some big adventuring. in my website is not an attempt to get hikers to climb Barrett Spur, but instead an Heading back, trace your way back down among the rocks, staying on the eastern ridge. Rest and Enjoy. The trek up Vista Ridge and through the nine-year-old burn is a bit of slog, especially since it seems the pandemic prevented a trail crew from getting up here to clear the blowdown off the trail. Drive 2.8 miles, turning right (west) on Lawrence Lake Drive. to Zig Zag and turn north on the Lolo Pass Road (Road 18). To approach this trailhead from Zig Zag, follow Hwy 26 You will intersect Trail #600H which Choose a Member to see Progress: log in to view ascents: Top 50 Quadrangle Peak Counts Home Index Home Index Burn area is recovering beautifully with lots of foliage already coming in nicely. View from Barrett Spur. If the hike you desire is not on this list or the information is not complete, then use the menus to the right for a more exhaustive search of the Forest Service and Park Service websites. Go early to avoid rapid flow. I took the western Wy’East climbers path approach that starts right as you hit that gorgeous meadow. changed Segment 5 to Vista Ridge Trailhead to Elk Cove Trailhead, omitting the section of the Trail that History of the Timberline Trail 1854: August 14, William Barlow party made the first recorded ascent of Mt Hood. 1892: first recorded circuit of Mt Hood on foot by Will Langille, a climbing guide. Click for PDF Topo Map of this Hike  From there the hiker must scramble up Vista Ridge by following the path left by other hikers. Much harder than Mt. bear right and pass Tucker Park. Easy for overnight, very very dusty. A beautiful day hike with the incredible beast Hood up close and personal. Yet, no sign of the fire is evident at the trailhead marker (above). right past a trail-head with the PCT on NF-1811 (McGee Crrek Road) Dollar Lake is fully melted out with one snowbank still clinging to its southern shore. . It makes for like a 14-15+ mile hike, but you aren't spending your afternoon traversing tree carcasses. The trail on the Cairn basin loop side was hard to find at times with still some snow over the trail. which requires a high ground clearance vehicle. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. About Villas of Vista Ridge. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Do not follow Google Maps! You’ll have to do a touch of off trail navigation as there is still some snow on this route but it’s all avoidable. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. about 4 miles. It seems hard to imagine a part of the Oregon Cascades that isn’t a scorched wasteland right now, but Mt Hood was spared this time around. • 2005-10 Ruckel Ridge • 2005-10 Lava Canyon • 2005-10 Tamanawas Falls • 2005-09 Gnarl Ridge • 2005-08 Barrett Spur • 2005-08 Mt. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Follow this trail for a couple hundred feet to the right where you come to a major intersection of four (4) trail options. Beautiful views and worth it! Some downed trees along Vista Ridge but nothing tricky. Villas of Vista Ridge offers something for everyone. Lost Lake. Punishing, but worth it. Search Option #1 Use the drop down menu below to select a hike that is featured on NW Hiker.com. Make a hard right turn the rocks are very unstable and the cliffs can be dangerous. We got up there before noon, it was deserted when we got there but really filled in during the day w/ a bunch of people doing the Timberline Trail camping in the Cove. Elk Cove was VERY VERY VERY busy and crowded Saturday night. attempt to provide the hiker with the necessary information to make the climb The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. This hike begins at the Vista Ridge trail head. Hood from Cloud Cap view point. No traction required. It’s time to relax, unwind, and feel right at home. treated to incredible vistas and seasonal floral displays. The last mile and a half of this hike is very steep and can be dangerous during certain It seems hard to imagine a part of the Oregon Cascades that isn’t a scorched wasteland right now, but Mt Hood was spared this time around. Horseshoe Ridge Burnt Lk. Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. A short access trail, about 0.3 of a mile long, leads to a three-way junction where the path to the left is the “old” Vista Ridge trail, which connects with the trail leading to Cairn Basin and Barrett Spur to the right. (N45 28.462,W121 44.416) and follow this road Took my time going down the Dollar Lake approach since it’s way more defined and I didn’t want to do too much of the return trip back in the dark. uphill to Road 1650. There were far more tents than campsites. But the fireweed blooming everywhere was nice. Lolo Pass Road you will encounter the McGee Creek Crossing This was our first hike on the Owl Point trail, which follows the northern edge of Vista Ridge and leads to views of the north side of Mt Hood and the Clear Branch valley below. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. Completed this hike last week with a group of buddies and realized at the top that we weren't even on the trail for most of the trail; be careful on the snow and bring layers, for it is super windy up top. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. There are to water crossings on the Eden Park route. left. and continue on for several miles until it returns to pavement. Another bonus: tons of ripe huckleberries. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. This community is referred to as Dee. you go straight on When you descend Barrett Spur and begin the hike back down keep to the right and follow Climbing the snout of Barrett Spur is not for everyone! Make another hard right turn Excellent shape. Either way the views are fantastic on a clear day. When you descend Barrett Spur and begin the hike back down keep to the right and follow After the lake you will quickly connect with Trail #600. Timberline, Cooper Spur and Tilly Jane Trail, Buck Peak via Lakeshore and Huckleberry Mountain Trail, PCT: Lolo Pass Trailhead to Cascade Locks (Bridge of the Gods), Barrett Spur via Vista Ridge and Wy'east Basin Trail. Bon soir, montagne. It’s amazing to see the glaciers on this one. If I were to do this again, I would go up from Top Spur TH, then cross over on Timberline. The charred bark has largely fallen off the trees, and now the weathered trunks stand silvery Overall, about 12 miles (8-9 miles Vista Ridge TH to Elk Cove RT, and 3 miles Barrett Spur add-on), about 4000' gain, but seems less. Drive about another 5 miles and you will come to a labled Road 16 on your The Vista Ridge Trailhead stays closed due to snow until mid-summer, and the upper portions of the trail can remain snow covered well into July. This is a easy one way trail to Wy'East Basin in Mount Hood National Forest. From Hood River, drive Highway 35 south for 15 miles until reaching the town of Mount Hood. 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