Northwest Wildflowers

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Cook Hill

Skamania County, Washington

Columbia River Gorge (USFS)

Fees: none

Elevation: 214'-3014'

Current status (as of 6/24/22): blooming

Peak wildflower bloom on Cook Hill is typically from mid-April through May into mid-June, but there may be some flowers blooming from early April until the end of June.* (In 2022, things are running later than normal.)

Typical year:

Notes: Cook Hill is Dog Mountain's lesser-known next-door neighbor to the east. The hike is similar in elevation and distance, and the flowers are less impressive, but the crowds are non-existent.

Featured plants: Cephalanthera austiniae

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.