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Equinox Desert Wildflower Hike
Equinox Desert Wildflower Hike

Equinox Desert Wildflower Hike

equinox desert wildflower hike

Equinox Desert Wildflower Hike

Celebrate the first day of Spring with a hike!  The desert blooms early on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains, and some flowers can only be seen through March. Join Next Adventure Staff Biologist Greg Hill for a guided interpretational tour of Tom McCall Nature Preserve and its amazing wildflowers. Easy 2 to 5 miles hiking, 200 feet elevation gain.


You need to bring:


-sturdy hiking shoes with synthetic or wool socks

-hiking apparel (anything but cotton)

-Day pack

-water (2 quarts)

-lunch (& snacks if you have special dietary needs)

-sun and rain gear

-your trail essentials  (see below)


Things you may want to bring:


-trekking poles


-notebook / sketchbook

-field guide




Destination: Tom McCall Nature Preserve, Columbia River Gorge
Where we meet: Next Adventure 9:30 AM, return to shop by 5:00 PM
Duration: ~7.5 hours
Experience Necessary: No Previous Experience Neccessary
Equipment Provided: Next Adventure will provide transportation, snacks, and experienced guides that can answer questions about the flora, fauna, geology and local history of the trail.




Next Adventure is a fully-insured licensed Outfitter and Guide with the State of Oregon. Next Adventure is an equal opportunity Recreation Provider operating under special use permit on the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, USDA Forest Service. Next Adventure Guide-Instructors are locally trail-experienced, and carry current Wilderness First Response certification