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Pinnacle Ridge (Mt. Hood)

Hood River County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 3650'-6000'

Current status (as of 7/14/24): blooming

Notes: A good trail for subalpine wetlands, and lots of blueberries/huckleberries in August. (With some creative bushwhacking between trailheads, you can make a loop of the Pinnacle Ridge and Elk Cove trails.)

Peak wildflower bloom on Pinnacle Ridge 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.