Take a leisurely hike through the Interpretive Trails of 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 through the interpretive 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 the 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.
Height of western hemlock
150 feet (approximate)
Average weight of Elk
770 lbs. (approximate)