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Eden Park

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Eden Park from below Cairn Basin (Tom Kloster)
Avalanche lilies in Eden Park (bobcat)

Description

Eden Park is a beautiful meadow on the north side of Mount Hood. It features several streams flowing across a flat, grassy plain and a stunning view of Mount Hood framed by closer ridges. A rocky trail, blooming with clumps of wildflowers in August, switchbacks down to the area. Heading out of Eden Park towards the Vista Ridge Trail, you will encounter more lush wildflower expanses, as well as the often tricky West Fork of Ladd Creek crossing, before you enter the blasted landscape of the 2011 Dollar Lake Burn.

Eden Park is quite a ways below the Timberline Trail, but unfortunately all trails to the area come from higher elevations. All ways out are up.

There are several campsites here, nestled among the islands of mountain hemlock.

You can add on the three-mile Eden Park Loop as part of the Cairn Basin via Mazama Trail Hike. You can also do Eden Park as part of the Cairn Basin from Vista Ridge Hike.

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