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Paradise Park (Mt. Hood)

Clackamas County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4765'-6000'

Current status (as of 7/19/24): blooming

Notes: If you're up for an off-trail alpine adventure, you can return to Timberline Lodge by going straight uphill from Paradise Park and traversing around the top of Zigzag Canyon, above Mississippi Head. It's a tough slog up to 8000', but at least the end of your hike will be downhill on snow.

Peak wildflower bloom at Paradise Park is typically from late June through July into late August, but there may be some flowers blooming from early June until early September.*

Typical year:

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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.