From there the hiker must scramble up Vista Ridge by following the path left by other hikers. 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. We took a more elaborate route (below) to cover different views. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Much of the lower elevation landscape was burned by the Dollar Lake Fire in 2011. I took the western Wy’East climbers path approach that starts right as you hit that gorgeous meadow. NEW! 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. These are typically longer, and often in poor repair, but are great for leaving the crowds behind for some big adventuring. From Hood River, drive Highway 35 south for 15 miles until reaching the town of Mount Hood. If I were to do this again, I would go up from Top Spur TH, then cross over on Timberline. If you take Lolo pass to the trailhead, a vehicle with some ground clearance is preferred. 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. A mostly off trail trip up Barrett Spur via the Vista Ridge Trail. Tucker Road or Hwy 281. 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 … Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Absolutely gorgeous. 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. You will come to Road 16 on your Punishing, but worth it. 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. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. 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. road and follow this road for about 3 miles to its end. Search Option #1 Use the drop down menu below to select a hike that is featured on NW Hiker.com. No traction required. After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. I totally pooped out somewhere above Dollar Lake, was at 6000'+ but didn't get to the first bump on the ridge. Mount Hood Vista Ridge View, Fall Study #1. Spur is lined with all manner of floral displays. 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. If you are approaching • 2005-10 Ruckel Ridge • 2005-10 Lava Canyon • 2005-10 Tamanawas Falls • 2005-09 Gnarl Ridge • 2005-08 Barrett Spur • 2005-08 Mt. Here, remnants of the 2011 Dollar Lake Fire exist. The inclusion of this hike Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Crazy beautiful views and lots of wildflowers keep you motivated through some brutal grade. As soon as you cross the railroad tracks, bear left and follow the signs to Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: Hazy views up top around 7pm and very windy (was very happy I brought my puffy) but gorgeous nonetheless. From the The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. Drive this route for another two miles until making a right at Clear Creek Road in the town of Parkdale. 4 miles as you climb out of the canyon. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. We had a wonderful time! When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Went into back country mode a few times but the Elk cove side was an easy walk down. up the hill until it merges with 12th. west turn right on 13th Street and follow it up the The trailhead approach to Barrett Spur is a complete mess. Horseshoe Ridge Burnt Lk. Lost Lake. After the lake you will quickly connect with Trail #600. September 27, 2020. Discover the most beautiful places, download GPS tracks and follow the top routes on a map. six miles you need to bear to the right again following Bon soir, montagne. Immediately after the bridge, Turn right onto the 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. follows Vista Ridge to the beautiful Wy'east Basin. attempt to provide the hiker with the necessary information to make the climb Mt. Make a hard right turn onto this Do not follow Google Maps! and continue on for several miles until it returns to pavement. In about another MORE INFO: Day Hiking Mount Hood, Hike 8. Choose a Member to see Progress: log in to view ascents: Top 50 Quadrangle Peak Counts Home Index Home Index See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. 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. intersection (N45 25.644, W121 47.787)is critical because if Drive about another 5 miles and you will come to a labled Road 16 on your This is a easy one way trail to Wy'East Basin in Mount Hood National Forest. When you intersect Trail #600, Make a hard right turn treated to incredible vistas and seasonal floral displays. 10916 Vista Ridge Dr , Bakersfield, CA 93311-3236 is currently not for sale. make the sharp right turn and follow this trail to the top of the exposed ridge. Drive 2.8 miles, turning right (west) on Lawrence Lake Drive. We did a one-night backpack to Elk Cove 8/22 - 8/23. Hood trail that is a must. 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. Hood, Oregon. 7/19/20. The ridge afforded us a magnificent stairway to the snow and ice above. First, at any time of year, take a stark look at the effects of wildfire. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. WARNING: People have been following Google Maps to the Vista Ridge Trailhead. 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. It was so lovely that next time I’ll bring enough food to make a night out of it! acute right (N45 30.082,W121 44.528). Features: The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. 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. 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. Hood! After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. follow 12th south out of town on what is called From the Vista Ridge trailhead, I followed the Vista Ridge Trail to the snow line, above about 5,000 feet. We turned back half mile away from top. 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. Total of 11.6 miles and 3600ft gain. Some downed trees along Vista Ridge but nothing tricky. Owl and Alki Points and the Rockpile from Vista Ridge October 12, 2018. The rewards of this hike are incredible. The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 3.0 bath property. This signs to Lost Lake. When you're on the spur itself, be 100% sure of every step. Only the sunset hikers I’d met on the way down and one other vehicle from earlier in the day remained. The big hill right in front of Hood is Barrett Spur, which is reached from that same trail. You will intersect Trail #600H which See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. Villas of Vista Ridge offers something for everyone. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. Much harder than Mt. From Vista Ridge TH, a gentleman up on Barrett Spur quoted us "too many to count." Amazing views all the way to the top. Margaret and McNeil Point and maybe a summit climb on one of the cascade mountains. (N45 28.462,W121 44.416) and follow this road So turn successful and without danger. Climbing the snout of Barrett Spur is not for everyone! I plan on doing this hike again and making the top of Barrett Spur for sure someday. But the fireweed blooming everywhere was nice. left. From Pinnacle Ridge TH, we counted 175 trees blown across the trail. This home was built in 2004 and last sold on 2/27/2020 for $297,000. Left Vista Ridge TH around 3pm and the lot only had 3 other vehicles. the user trail to Dollar Lake. Burn area is recovering beautifully with lots of foliage already coming in nicely. It will take you on a rough road. The trail is in excellent condition and 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. Only saw a total of 6 folks (in 3 groups all day)! It’s amazing to see the glaciers on this one. There were far more tents than campsites. you go straight on The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from July until October. You Click for PDF Topo Map of this Hike  Come down by the left fork. to Zig Zag and turn north on the Lolo Pass Road (Road 18). Follow this trail for a couple hundred feet to the right where you come to a major intersection of four (4) trail options. The last half mile as one ascends Barrett Spur You can climb up the rock spine of Barrett Spur but the day of this hike it was too windy. Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. Went 07/28 for a dinner time summit of Barrett Spur. bear right and pass Tucker Park. 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!). Make another hard right turn leads to Eden Park. of the hike are mostly in dense forested areas. 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. Yet, no sign of the fire is evident at the trailhead marker (above). Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. 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. Later in June, I continued ridge hopping by backpacking Vista Ridge and Barrett Spur. It consists of extremely unconsolidated rock, much of it 2-3 feet in diameter, and even more of it … 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. This hike begins at the Top Spur cutoff Trail #765. Hiking on the Vista Ridge Trail offers a one-two-three punch, if timed correctly. To reach this trailhead from Hood River, follow About Villas of Vista Ridge. Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Vista ridge TH, to Eden park, Cairn, past Wy’east. Lightening ignited this area of Mount Hood Wilderness in 2011, and the resultant Dollar Lake Fire consumed 6,300 acres of timber. Just before the trail crosses the spine of the ridge… 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. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Select the trail immediately to your left, Timberline Trail #600. The charred bark has largely fallen off the trees, and now the weathered trunks stand silvery There are to water crossings on the Eden Park route. Find the best Hiking trails in Lost Lake Resort, Oregon (United States). At this junction, turn left and continue on Road 18 for Not much better view from a brewery than @SoleraBrewery! About 6 miles out of town you times of the year, so extreme caution is urged. 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. Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: Examples are Vista Ridge/Barrett Spur, Mt. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. from the east, on US 30, turn left on 9th and follow it 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. Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. will cross the Hood River. This is another awesome Mt. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. onto this road and follow it to the trailhead on left. will then come to Road 1650 and a sign indicating The left fork down from Barrett is difficult to find and I relied on All trials a lot! 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. I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. During the summer months, Wy'east Basin is a gorgeous flower garden and the climb up Barrett Follow the road over the pass. View from Barrett Spur. Rest and Enjoy. Hiked several miles through burned forest to the Timberline trail. This trail winds through burned areas from the 2011 Dollar Lake fire, then eventually enters unburned forest just before it emerges above treeline. in my website is not an attempt to get hikers to climb Barrett Spur, but instead an Hood sunset • 2005-08 Black Crater • 2005-08 Cathedral Ridge • St. Helens. 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 2,058 sq. Explore! View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. Parking lot was pretty full with overnight vehicles. Lolo Pass Road you will encounter the McGee Creek Crossing 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. Look up the directions in the Oregon Hikers Field Guide. 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. We couldn't make the top of Barrett Spur today because of super strong winds. This community is referred to as Dee. Barrett Spur is the imposing mass that you can see from Portland off the left (north) side of Mount Hood. 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. Walk along the gravelly trail climbing up along the side of the ridge. Follow this up to the gap near Barrett Spur or continue up to the spur. Turn left and follow this road for about another Either way, • 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. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. Another bonus: tons of ripe huckleberries. 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 could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. gravel part of this road which is not well labled. A beautiful day hike with the incredible beast Hood up close and personal. This is a spectacular hike and one of the best in the Hood wilderness. 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. you need to follow it about another 8.5 miles. 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. Record your own trail from the Wikiloc app, upload it and share it with the community. which requires a high ground clearance vehicle. 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. Near completely snow free when approaching from Dollar Lake side. It’s time to relax, unwind, and feel right at home. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Plenty of mosquitoes and biting flies at the lake so wasn't able to linger long. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. 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. It makes for like a 14-15+ mile hike, but you aren't spending your afternoon traversing tree carcasses. Veiws were amazing though. Easy for overnight, very very dusty. 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