This hike offers ever expanding views to the east and west as it climbs to the oak forest that cloaks the upper slopes. Poison oak abounds along most sections of the trail, so stick to path and keep your dog on a leash. The wildflower season here begins in February with the early grass widows and Columbia desert parsley and runs into June.
More details: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Lyle_Cherry_Orchard_Hike
No parking pass required here, but the Hood River toll bridge is $2 each way.
Long pants are strongly recommended, spring is tick season.
|Driving Distance from Portland||140 miles|
|Distance - Round Trip||6 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|