When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. 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. Come down by the left fork. 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. After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. View from Barrett Spur. Hood trail that is a must. leads to Eden Park. Either way, It’s amazing to see the glaciers on this one. 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 mile and a half of this hike is very steep and can be dangerous during certain Rest and Enjoy. Heading back, trace your way back down among the rocks, staying on the eastern ridge. Near completely snow free when approaching from Dollar Lake side. the rocks are very unstable and the cliffs can be dangerous. Some downed trees along Vista Ridge but nothing tricky. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. 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. 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. about 4 miles. to Zig Zag and turn north on the Lolo Pass Road (Road 18). Beautiful views on this one. September 27, 2020. 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. Discover the most beautiful places, download GPS tracks and follow the top routes on a map. Explore! 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. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. Later in June, I continued ridge hopping by backpacking Vista Ridge and Barrett Spur. In about another A mostly off trail trip up Barrett Spur via the Vista Ridge Trail. *note* We took Lolo Pass to the trailhead, and it got a bit rough and bumpy at times. Much harder than Mt. Mount Hood Vista Ridge View, Fall Study #1. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Total of 11.6 miles and 3600ft gain. it’s easier to cross the river down at Eden Park compared to Cairn basin. 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. six miles you need to bear to the right again following Turn right onto the Mt. The trailhead approach to Barrett Spur is a complete mess. 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. Swimming only for the brave. 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. Search Option #1 Use the drop down menu below to select a hike that is featured on NW Hiker.com. of the hike are mostly in dense forested areas. The trail on the Cairn basin loop side was hard to find at times with still some snow over the trail. Hood from Cloud Cap view point. It makes for like a 14-15+ mile hike, but you aren't spending your afternoon traversing tree carcasses. #craftbeer #beer #beerporn #beertography #instabeer. Only saw a total of 6 folks (in 3 groups all day)! It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. 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. See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. Hiking on the Vista Ridge Trail offers a one-two-three punch, if timed correctly. View from Barrett Spur. There are a couple of primitive trails and at least one off-trail route to get to Barrett Spur. Only the sunset hikers I’d met on the way down and one other vehicle from earlier in the day remained. Much of the lower elevation landscape was burned by the Dollar Lake Fire in 2011. From the west turn right on 13th Street and follow it up the Do not follow Google Maps! We had a wonderful time! Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. The left fork down from Barrett is difficult to find and I relied on All trials a lot! Margaret and McNeil Point and maybe a summit climb on one of the cascade mountains. you need to follow it about another 8.5 miles. attempt to provide the hiker with the necessary information to make the climb Find the best Hiking trails in Lost Lake Resort, Oregon (United States). 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. and continue on for several miles until it returns to pavement. Follow the Timberline Trail (#600) back to Trail #626 which you used to reach Wy'east Basin. Here, remnants of the 2011 Dollar Lake Fire exist. This trail winds through burned areas from the 2011 Dollar Lake fire, then eventually enters unburned forest just before it emerges above treeline. intersection (N45 25.644, W121 47.787)is critical because if At the lake, turn left onto Road 2840 for one mile, parking where the old Road 650 split from 2840. 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. The Vista Ridge trailhead is completely untouched, though the fire swept through a vast area immediately to the south. Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. The USFS told us on the phone that they wouldn't get to these trails until next spring/summer. Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. follow 12th south out of town on what is called follows Vista Ridge to the beautiful Wy'east Basin. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. The rewards of this hike are incredible. also, i recommend taking the route through parkdale as the road through the rhododendron side is closed. To reach this trailhead from Hood River, follow During the summer months, Wy'east Basin is a gorgeous flower garden and the climb up Barrett Make a hard right turn So turn Immediately after the bridge, Went into back country mode a few times but the Elk cove side was an easy walk down. Crazy beautiful views and lots of wildflowers keep you motivated through some brutal grade. Click for PDF Topo Map of this Hike  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. Drive 2.8 miles, turning right (west) on Lawrence Lake Drive. Veiws were amazing though. 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. Plenty of mosquitoes and biting flies at the lake so wasn't able to linger long. Select the trail immediately to your left, Timberline Trail #600. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. 7/19/20. If you take Lolo pass to the trailhead, a vehicle with some ground clearance is preferred. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. Hood, Oregon. Yet, no sign of the fire is evident at the trailhead marker (above). Burn area is recovering beautifully with lots of foliage already coming in nicely. 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. To approach this trailhead from Zig Zag, follow Hwy 26 Dollar Lake is fully melted out with one snowbank still clinging to its southern shore. There were many people doing the Timberline Trail loop and a few weekend warriors like ourselves. 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. These are typically longer, and often in poor repair, but are great for leaving the crowds behind for some big adventuring. onto this road and follow it to the trailhead on left. This home was built in 2004 and last sold on 2/27/2020 for $297,000. . Beautiful views and worth it! Parking lot was pretty full with overnight vehicles. 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. Hood! Climbing the snout of Barrett Spur is not for everyone! Was driving away from the trailhead by 9:30pm. It consists of extremely unconsolidated rock, much of it 2-3 feet in diameter, and even more of it … Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. Follow this up to the gap near Barrett Spur or continue up to the spur. Left Vista Ridge TH around 3pm and the lot only had 3 other vehicles. Vista Ridge. road and follow this road for about 3 miles to its end. Just before the trail crosses the spine of the ridge… in my website is not an attempt to get hikers to climb Barrett Spur, but instead an Lightening ignited this area of Mount Hood Wilderness in 2011, and the resultant Dollar Lake Fire consumed 6,300 acres of timber. If I were to do this again, I would go up from Top Spur TH, then cross over on Timberline. 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. 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 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. We turned back half mile away from top. signs to Lost Lake. Horseshoe Ridge Burnt Lk. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. 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. 4 miles as you climb out of the canyon. The 2,058 sq. Amazing views all the way to the top. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. This paved road becomes Forest Road 18, and 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 … Look up the directions in the Oregon Hikers Field Guide. Lolo Pass Road you will encounter the McGee Creek Crossing From the Vista Ridge trailhead, I followed the Vista Ridge Trail to the snow line, above about 5,000 feet. It was so lovely that next time I’ll bring enough food to make a night out of it! right past a trail-head with the PCT on NF-1811 (McGee Crrek Road) up the hill until it merges with 12th. Indeed, we saw little more than moderately dense forest for 3 miles. From Vista Ridge TH, a gentleman up on Barrett Spur quoted us "too many to count." Turn right (west) at an intersection marked for Parkdale. The charred bark has largely fallen off the trees, and now the weathered trunks stand silvery From Pinnacle Ridge TH, we counted 175 trees blown across the trail. successful and without danger. Another bonus: tons of ripe huckleberries. 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. 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. Old Men of the Mountain. I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. 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. This At this junction, turn left and continue on Road 18 for St. Helens. Excellent shape. It could be fascinating to contrast my memories and photos with the current look of the landscape. 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!). The last half mile as one ascends Barrett Spur Follow the road over the pass. Not much better view from a brewery than @SoleraBrewery! Barrett Spur is the imposing mass that you can see from Portland off the left (north) side of Mount Hood. There were far more tents than campsites. You This hike begins at the Top Spur cutoff Trail #765. Hiked several miles through burned forest to the Timberline trail. you go straight on 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. Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. WARNING: People have been following Google Maps to the Vista Ridge Trailhead. Go early to avoid rapid flow. NEW! The big hill right in front of Hood is Barrett Spur, which is reached from that same trail. When you're on the spur itself, be 100% sure of every step. About 6 miles out of town you The trail was gentle, though, and the time passed quickly. which requires a high ground clearance vehicle. Walk along the gravelly trail climbing up along the side of the ridge. Examples are Vista Ridge/Barrett Spur, Mt. It will take you on a rough road. 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. No traction required. After setting up camp we went up on Barrett Spur. The trail is in excellent condition and Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. the sign for old US Hwy 30 into town. uphill to Road 1650. Either way the views are fantastic on a clear day. 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! 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. Tucker Road or Hwy 281. from the east, on US 30, turn left on 9th and follow it • 2005-10 Ruckel Ridge • 2005-10 Lava Canyon • 2005-10 Tamanawas Falls • 2005-09 Gnarl Ridge • 2005-08 Barrett Spur • 2005-08 Mt. The forested ridge off the far left is Stranahan Ridge, on which is Cloud Cap Saddle and the Cloud Cap Inn. Vista ridge TH, to Eden park, Cairn, past Wy’east. gravel part of this road which is not well labled. September 27, 2020. hill until it merges with 12th. One of the best spots on Mt. Before Elk cove, rt to Dollar lake to Barrett. The first 2.5 miles Make a hard right turn onto this It’s time to relax, unwind, and feel right at home. Hood, Oregon. 1892: first recorded circuit of Mt Hood on foot by Will Langille, a climbing guide. Absolutely gorgeous. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. Punishing, but worth it. Owl and Alki Points and the Rockpile from Vista Ridge October 12, 2018. First, at any time of year, take a stark look at the effects of wildfire. 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. left. But the fireweed blooming everywhere was nice. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 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. The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. Choose a Member to see Progress: log in to view ascents: Top 50 Quadrangle Peak Counts Home Index Home Index Continue straight ahead where you leave the forested areas and are • 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. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is best used from July until October. 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. 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. Drive about another 5 miles and you will come to a labled Road 16 on your When you descend Barrett Spur and begin the hike back down keep to the right and follow MORE INFO: Day Hiking Mount Hood, Hike 8. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Hike itself had some portions of “off trail” but was overall easy to navigate. About Villas of Vista Ridge. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. Bon soir, montagne. When you intersect Trail #600, will cross the Hood River. From there the hiker must scramble up Vista Ridge by following the path left by other hikers. Features: See 100 Hikes in NW OR (Sullivan) for details. 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. We did a one-night backpack to Elk Cove 8/22 - 8/23. 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. I totally pooped out somewhere above Dollar Lake, was at 6000'+ but didn't get to the first bump on the ridge. Villas of Vista Ridge offers something for everyone. • 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. We took a more elaborate route (below) to cover different views. Hazy views up top around 7pm and very windy (was very happy I brought my puffy) but gorgeous nonetheless. If you are approaching 10916 Vista Ridge Dr , Bakersfield, CA 93311-3236 is currently not for sale. Turn right onto Trail #626 and follow it back to the Vista Ridge Trail head. 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. I plan on doing this hike again and making the top of Barrett Spur for sure someday. Hood sunset • 2005-08 Black Crater • 2005-08 Cathedral Ridge • You will come to Road 16 on your Here is a video of the scene from early October 2017: acute right (N45 30.082,W121 44.528). the user trail to Dollar Lake. Drive this route for another two miles until making a right at Clear Creek Road in the town of Parkdale. 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. Make another hard right turn 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. Barrett Spur is a bit more of an adventure, which lifts it higher in my favorites list. Spur is lined with all manner of floral displays. Official MapQuest website, find driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions. The ridge afforded us a magnificent stairway to the snow and ice above. I took the western Wy’East climbers path approach that starts right as you hit that gorgeous meadow. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. This hike begins at the Vista Ridge trail head. Thousands of acres in the area were scarred in 2011 by the Dollar Lake Fire. I totally pooped out somewhere above Dollar Lake, was at 6000'+ but didn't get to the first bump on the ridge. This community is referred to as Dee. Went 07/28 for a dinner time summit of Barrett Spur. will then come to Road 1650 and a sign indicating The next big open spot to the left is Elk Cove. Record your own trail from the Wikiloc app, upload it and share it with the community. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 3.0 bath property. Turn left and follow this road for about another 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. There are to water crossings on the Eden Park route. Easy for overnight, very very dusty. Drive 90 minutes from Zigzag over Lolo Pass to N side of Hood. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Barrett Spur from Vista Ridge. times of the year, so extreme caution is urged. (N45 28.462,W121 44.416) and follow this road View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. Elk Cove was VERY VERY VERY busy and crowded Saturday night. The wildfire smoke has subsided and it’s time to venture outside once again. 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. This is a spectacular hike and one of the best in the Hood wilderness. You will intersect Trail #600H which Lost Lake. October 12: Gladd Ridge and Channels Through the Ice. As soon as you cross the railroad tracks, bear left and follow the signs to bear right and pass Tucker Park. The inclusion of this hike treated to incredible vistas and seasonal floral displays. 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. We couldn't make the top of Barrett Spur today because of super strong winds. 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. You can climb up the rock spine of Barrett Spur but the day of this hike it was too windy. When I climbed Cooper Spur this summer, Barrett Spur quickly came to mind. This is a easy one way trail to Wy'East Basin in Mount Hood National Forest. This is another awesome Mt. Driving the Highways of Oregon. From Hood River, drive Highway 35 south for 15 miles until reaching the town of Mount Hood. A beautiful day hike with the incredible beast Hood up close and personal. I’m posting a week late because I shot these on film. 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