Hike of the month:
↔️8 miles round trip
📈1,540 ft. elevation gain
💪🏼Rated as moderate
Tire Mountain is by far the most beautiful wildflower hike near Eugene and Oakridge! Because we are having a cooler and wetter spring than we have in the last few years, the wildflowers will be a few weeks delayed, but should be starting to pop by the 2nd or 3rd week of June, depending on what kind of weather we have this month. On a sunny day you can see the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak from this trail and you can expect to see at least 25 different wildflowers on your hike! This is definitely a flower lover's paradise and a must-do hike in June.
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⚠️NEW Hike Oregon guidebook!
The brand new Hike Oregon guidebook 'Lakes of the Cascades: 50 Enchanting Oregon Lake Hikes' focuses on those beautiful alpine lakes from the Mount Hood area all the way down to Southern Oregon. Some lakes have pristine sandy shorelines, some have views for days, some are surrounded by lush forests, and some are rocky and perfect for fishing. Almost all of the hikes in this book are awesome backpacking destinations, whether you want to take the kids for a short 2-4 miles into the wilderness, or you want to hike for 12 miles before getting to your secluded cascade lake. I have included fishing information for these lakes for those of you who want to catch your own dinner, and as always, I include driving directions from 4-5 major towns in the state, there are color topographical maps with a scannable QR code so you can have the map on your phone, and each hike write-up features 1-3 color pictures.
What trails are currently accessible:
With the wildfire devastation that occurred in Oregon in September 2020, fires from the 2021 summer and with the snow melting this time of year, it can be difficult to know what trails are open and hikeable.
Check out what Hike Oregon trails and roads are currently accessible:
Summer weather is officially here! Check out some great Oregon summer hikes to put on your list for the season.
Hike Oregon goes on a lot of road trips for hiking research. This is what a typical travel day looks like.