Roaring River Wilderness

Wanderers Peak, Oregon

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This hike requires an extended drive to a long, up-and-down forested loop. On the upside, it comprises six lakes, a flower-filled meadow, late-summer huckleberries, views of five Cascades volcanoes, and a beautiful forest that you’ll probably have largely to yourself. Lovely, shorter options exist, but if you want to do the whole thing, consider backpacking or car-camp at Hideaway Lake, near the trailhead.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)

This hike requires an extended drive to a long, up-and-down forested loop. On the upside, it comprises six lakes, a flower-filled meadow, late-summer huckleberries, views of five Cascades volcanoes, and a beautiful forest that you’ll probably have largely to yourself.

Lovely, shorter options exist, but if you want to do the whole thing, consider backpacking or car-camp at Hideaway Lake, near the trailhead.

©  Paul Gerald/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wanderers Peak
Length: 1.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: July–October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mt. Hood National Forest
Topo Map: Roaring River Wilderness Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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6/26/2006

The view of the west side of Mt. Hood, especially from the lake, is unparalled. I only rated the hike three stars due to the extremely crowded nature of the area (my family usually goes for a more remote setting when hiking.) There is a store, campgrounds, cabins and boat rentals. It is definitely worth seeing, and is a fun place to go if you have kids. Just be aware that it is not the place for solitude!

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