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outdoor school day hike

West-Side Wildflowers


Destination: Riverside Trail, Clackamas River

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.

Wildflowers abound along the well-graded Riverside National Recreation Trail.  From cliff-top views of the Clackamas River, wind through old-growth Doug-fir forests, cross streams on mossy wooden bridges, and dip down to riverside beaches.  Join Next Adventure Staff Biologist Greg Hill for a guided interpretational tour along the Riverside Trail. 

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
  • camera
  • notebook / sketchbook
  • field guide
  • binoculars 




forest service logoNext 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.