The USFS told us on the phone that they wouldn't get to these trails until next spring/summer. 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. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. about 4 miles. Turn left and follow this road for about another • 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. 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. 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. It consists of extremely unconsolidated rock, much of it 2-3 feet in diameter, and even more of it … attempt to provide the hiker with the necessary information to make the climb Plenty of mosquitoes and biting flies at the lake so wasn't able to linger long. The inclusion of this hike you go straight on We did a one-night backpack to Elk Cove 8/22 - 8/23. These are typically longer, and often in poor repair, but are great for leaving the crowds behind for some big adventuring. up the hill until it merges with 12th. 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. Spur is lined with all manner of floral displays. During the summer months, Wy'east Basin is a gorgeous flower garden and the climb up Barrett There were far more tents than campsites. 10916 Vista Ridge Dr , Bakersfield, CA 93311-3236 is currently not for sale. You Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. uphill to Road 1650. A mostly off trail trip up Barrett Spur via the Vista Ridge Trail. The trailhead approach to Barrett Spur is a complete mess. See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. October 12: Gladd Ridge and Channels Through the Ice. It’s time to relax, unwind, and feel right at home. Hiking on the Vista Ridge Trail offers a one-two-three punch, if timed correctly. to Zig Zag and turn north on the Lolo Pass Road (Road 18). I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. It makes for like a 14-15+ mile hike, but you aren't spending your afternoon traversing tree carcasses. In about another From the Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. But the fireweed blooming everywhere was nice. it’s easier to cross the river down at Eden Park compared to Cairn basin. make the sharp right turn and follow this trail to the top of the exposed ridge. Burn area is recovering beautifully with lots of foliage already coming in nicely. From there the hiker must scramble up Vista Ridge by following the path left by other hikers. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Yet, no sign of the fire is evident at the trailhead marker (above). Vista Ridge. Beautiful views and worth it! • 2005-10 Ruckel Ridge • 2005-10 Lava Canyon • 2005-10 Tamanawas Falls • 2005-09 Gnarl Ridge • 2005-08 Barrett Spur • 2005-08 Mt. Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. *note* We took Lolo Pass to the trailhead, and it got a bit rough and bumpy at times. This paved road becomes Forest Road 18, and 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. Went into back country mode a few times but the Elk cove side was an easy walk down. 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. Some downed trees along Vista Ridge but nothing tricky. 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. At the lake, turn left onto Road 2840 for one mile, parking where the old Road 650 split from 2840. Dollar Lake is fully melted out with one snowbank still clinging to its southern shore. Climbing the snout of Barrett Spur is not for everyone! Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. 1892: first recorded circuit of Mt Hood on foot by Will Langille, a climbing guide. Continue straight ahead where you leave the forested areas and are Make another hard right turn We had a wonderful time! treated to incredible vistas and seasonal floral displays. The Vista Ridge trailhead is completely untouched, though the fire swept through a vast area immediately to the south. Immediately after the bridge, bear right and pass Tucker Park. 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. Total of 11.6 miles and 3600ft gain. 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. September 27, 2020. Before Elk cove, rt to Dollar lake to Barrett. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. of the hike are mostly in dense forested areas. Go early to avoid rapid flow. Went 07/28 for a dinner time summit of Barrett Spur. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. 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. (N45 28.462,W121 44.416) and follow this road 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. Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. 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. Hood from Cloud Cap view point. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. follows Vista Ridge to the beautiful Wy'east Basin. successful and without danger. 4 miles as you climb out of the canyon. This hike begins at the Vista Ridge trail head. The last half mile as one ascends Barrett Spur Discover the most beautiful places, download GPS tracks and follow the top routes on a map. 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. 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. After a half mile climb you intersect the Pacific Crest Trail #2000. Heading back, trace your way back down among the rocks, staying on the eastern ridge. You will come to Road 16 on your gravel part of this road which is not well labled. and continue on for several miles until it returns to pavement. From Vista Ridge TH, a gentleman up on Barrett Spur quoted us "too many to count." We turned back half mile away from top. Record your own trail from the Wikiloc app, upload it and share it with the community. Drive this route for another two miles until making a right at Clear Creek Road in the town of Parkdale. Was driving away from the trailhead by 9:30pm. Do not follow Google Maps! Elk Cove was VERY VERY VERY busy and crowded Saturday night. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. 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. No traction required. 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. Lolo Pass Road you will encounter the McGee Creek Crossing Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. Turn right onto the Amazing views all the way to the top. Examples are Vista Ridge/Barrett Spur, Mt. When you intersect Trail #600, Walk along the gravelly trail climbing up along the side of the ridge. Here, remnants of the 2011 Dollar Lake Fire exist. Either way the views are fantastic on a clear day. It was so lovely that next time I’ll bring enough food to make a night out of it! This hike begins at the Top Spur cutoff Trail #765. Owl and Alki Points and the Rockpile from Vista Ridge October 12, 2018. Find the best Hiking trails in Lost Lake Resort, Oregon (United States). This community is referred to as Dee. Look up the directions in the Oregon Hikers Field Guide. Indeed, we saw little more than moderately dense forest for 3 miles. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from July until October. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. View from Barrett Spur. Make a hard right turn It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. Mt. Follow the road over the pass. A beautiful day hike with the incredible beast Hood up close and personal. Much harder than Mt. MORE INFO: Day Hiking Mount Hood, Hike 8. Horseshoe Ridge Burnt Lk. also, i recommend taking the route through parkdale as the road through the rhododendron side is closed. The ridge afforded us a magnificent stairway to the snow and ice above. 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. Explore! View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. road and follow this road for about 3 miles to its end. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. Lightening ignited this area of Mount Hood Wilderness in 2011, and the resultant Dollar Lake Fire consumed 6,300 acres of timber. west turn right on 13th Street and follow it up the The first 2.5 miles Drive 2.8 miles, turning right (west) on Lawrence Lake Drive. Search Option #1 Use the drop down menu below to select a hike that is featured on NW Hiker.com. This is a easy one way trail to Wy'East Basin in Mount Hood National Forest. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 3.0 bath property. Old Men of the Mountain. The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. Official MapQuest website, find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions. Beautiful views on this one. 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!). 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. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. six miles you need to bear to the right again following This trail winds through burned areas from the 2011 Dollar Lake fire, then eventually enters unburned forest just before it emerges above treeline. When you're on the spur itself, be 100% sure of every step. Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. WARNING: People have been following Google Maps to the Vista Ridge Trailhead. The big hill right in front of Hood is Barrett Spur, which is reached from that same trail. Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: leads to Eden Park. the sign for old US Hwy 30 into town. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. Hazy views up top around 7pm and very windy (was very happy I brought my puffy) but gorgeous nonetheless. At this junction, turn left and continue on Road 18 for 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. Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. times of the year, so extreme caution is urged. from the east, on US 30, turn left on 9th and follow it Parking lot was pretty full with overnight vehicles. The charred bark has largely fallen off the trees, and now the weathered trunks stand silvery Near completely snow free when approaching from Dollar Lake side. hill until it merges with 12th. acute right (N45 30.082,W121 44.528). Left Vista Ridge TH around 3pm and the lot only had 3 other vehicles. Veiws were amazing though. We couldn't make the top of Barrett Spur today because of super strong winds. 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 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. which requires a high ground clearance vehicle. Only the sunset hikers I’d met on the way down and one other vehicle from earlier in the day remained. From Hood River, drive Highway 35 south for 15 miles until reaching the town of Mount Hood. The 2,058 sq. Vista ridge TH, to Eden park, Cairn, past Wy’east. The left fork down from Barrett is difficult to find and I relied on All trials a lot! will then come to Road 1650 and a sign indicating The trail is in excellent condition and As soon as you cross the railroad tracks, bear left and follow the signs to We took a more elaborate route (below) to cover different views. 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 … 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. 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. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. I plan on doing this hike again and making the top of Barrett Spur for sure someday. Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: Just before the trail crosses the spine of the ridge… Come down by the left fork. Swimming only for the brave. Hiked several miles through burned forest to the Timberline trail. 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. 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. Hood, Oregon. Follow this up to the gap near Barrett Spur or continue up to the spur. It’s amazing to see the glaciers on this one. Only saw a total of 6 folks (in 3 groups all day)! I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. 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 about another 5 miles and you will come to a labled Road 16 on your I took the western Wy’East climbers path approach that starts right as you hit that gorgeous meadow. 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. Villas of Vista Ridge offers something for everyone. 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. Bon soir, montagne. So turn You can climb up the rock spine of Barrett Spur but the day of this hike it was too windy. Follow this trail for a couple hundred feet to the right where you come to a major intersection of four (4) trail options. Driving the Highways of Oregon. There are to water crossings on the Eden Park route. If you take Lolo pass to the trailhead, a vehicle with some ground clearance is preferred. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. Hike itself had some portions of “off trail” but was overall easy to navigate. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. • 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. There were many people doing the Timberline Trail loop and a few weekend warriors like ourselves. Make a hard right turn onto this onto this road and follow it to the trailhead on left. 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. 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. The rewards of this hike are incredible. To approach this trailhead from Zig Zag, follow Hwy 26 After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. signs to Lost Lake. right past a trail-head with the PCT on NF-1811 (McGee Crrek Road) 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. you need to follow it about another 8.5 miles. 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. Hood! NEW! When you descend Barrett Spur and begin the hike back down keep to the right and follow The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. 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. Later in June, I continued ridge hopping by backpacking Vista Ridge and Barrett Spur. Hood, Oregon. in my website is not an attempt to get hikers to climb Barrett Spur, but instead an 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. The big hill right in front of Hood is Barrett Spur, which is reached from that same trail. Tucker Road or Hwy 281. To reach this trailhead from Hood River, follow View from Barrett Spur. 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