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Interpretive Trails

Take a leisurely hike through the Interpretive Trails of the Adventure Park. Explore nature at its best in the center of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Start in the base area and explore the lower elevations of the park by viewing different wildflowers such as the Indian Paintbrush, Lupine, Bear Grass and Cow Parsnip. You’ll surely notice the enormous Douglas Fir trees and Western Hemlocks. Interpretive signs will help you locate the different species as well as provide descriptions of each.

As you continue on through the trails you may encounter a variety of wildlife including Red-Tail Hawks, Pileated Woodpeckers, Gray Jays, Dark-Eyed Juncos, Chipmunks, Douglas Squirrels and Black-Tail Deer to name a few. The elusive Bobcat, Black Bear and Rocky Mountain Elk also inhabit this region of the Cascade mountain range, though they are rarely seen around areas of human population.

You’ll also find local plant favorites such as the wild Huckleberry, Pacific Rhododendron, Mountain Hemlock, Loucewart and bright pink/magenta Rock Pentstemon.

Guided hiking tours are also available through Mt. Hood Adventure.

Fun Facts

  • Height of western hemlock
  • Average weight of Elk
  • 150 feet (approximate)
  • 770 lbs. (approximate)

 

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