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Wildflower Destinations > High Cascades (Oregon)

Vista Ridge (Mt. Hood)

Hood River County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Fees: none

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 4500'-5830'

Current status (as of 4/13/24): not blooming

Notes: In mid-June, avalanche lilies explode in the area burned in the 2011 Dollar Lake fire; the heart of the lily zone is at about 5400' elevation.

Peak wildflower bloom on Vista Ridge is typically from early June through late July, but there may be some flowers blooming from mid-May until mid-August.*

Typical year:

Featured plants: Erythronium montanum

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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.