Easy (to Owl Point)
4.8 miles round trip
Moderate (to Cairn Basin)
Since a 2011 wildfire burned through the forests high on Mt.
Hood’s scenic north face, the Vista Ridge Trail now offers two interesting
options: either climb through the burn to the spectacular alpine wildflower
vales at Cairn Basin, or avoid the burn altogether, hiking away from the
mountain to views at Owl Point.
Carin Basin is a featured Wildflower Hike that is at its best from mid-July to through October. Click here to see the flowers that are typically blooming in the area this week.