Elk Meadows on Mount Hood

Come study plant medicines… in the mountains! With a small group we will make a full day excursion to visit this extraordinary meadow: a gem of the east side of Mt. Hood. We will see pristine wildlife, ancient trees and get to study many amazing medicinal plants. Huckleberry habitat, a river crossing, and some real hiking takes us to a gorgeous meadow full of mountain wildflowers.


Hiking difficulty moderate, includes somewhat steep 1000 foot elevation gain on switchbacks, and one slightly tricky river crossing. Please sign up for this hike if you are adventurous and capable. 


To bring: clothing for all possible mountain weather, including layers, hats, sunscreen and good hiking shoes. Note taking materials, harvesting containers and bags (we may see a lot of huckleberries and other things). Bring and carry enough water for a whole day, a lunch, and other snacks. 


Dates: Saturday, August 14

Time: 10AM to approximately 5PM


Location: Elk Meadows Trailhead: Take Hwy 26 East to OR 35 N, go 7.8 miles, turn Left onto Elk Meadows Trailhead turn, go 0.3 miles to the parking area. OR take I-84 East to Exit 64 for Mt Hood Hwy 35, go 31.1 miles south to Elk Meadows Trailhead and turn right, go 0.3 miles to parking area. Note: It’s about 1.5 hours from Portland to get to the trailhead.


There is a $5 parking fee - cash only


Cost: $75


Refund policy: Full refund for tuition (minus $15 admin fee) up to 1 week before start of class. Less than 7 days before the start of class 50% of tuition can be refunded. No refunds are possible within 24 hours before the start of class or for no-shows on the day of class.

Elk Meadows on Mount Hood