Forest fires are not new to the Pacific Northwest, and the area around this hike was burned around 1900. The forest around the trail is now home to Douglas-fir, western hemlock, silver fir and vine maple. Forests do regenerate! We'll also see several small creeks and micro-waterfalls as we head up into the Mt Hood Wilderness to a beautiful lake with a great view of Mt Hood reflected in its waters. We'll stop here for lunch before heading back down, so bring some food!
We'll meet at 9am at Gateway Transit Center in the parking garage lower level (east end) and carpool to the hike location.
Burnt Lake Trail #772
Start point: North Burnt Lake Trailhead
End Point: Burnt Lake
Hike Type: In and out
Distance: 6.6 miles
Elevation gain: 1,420 feet
High Point: 4,100 feet
Family Friendly: Yes, for older kids
Parking: NW Forest Pass required for each car
Driving Distance: 105 miles total
Toilets: Port-a-potty at trailhead
Be prepared! Bring: water, food, sturdy footwear, first aid kit, navigation tool(s), extra clothing, sun protection, headlamp/flashlight, fire starter, and an emergency shelter.
PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Viva La Vegan and Try Vegan PDX organizers are volunteers. We'll be your guide on this hike, but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.