Saturday, June 3, 2023
I have never been to the Green Ridge lookout so on Saturday I decided to do that and hike part of the Green Ridge Trail in the process.
I parked at the northern terminus of the trail on Road 900:
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this trail. I was pleasantly surprised to find the trail easy to follow and free of blowdown:
And there were views along the way as well:
I didn’t expect to see many wildflowers, but I did. Delphinium:
The trail passed in and out of the trees, with frequent views to the west:
This is a nice campsite, although there is no water nearby:
At the edge of the ridge at this campsite were far-reaching views:
I saw this old steel cable Logging remnants?
The trail crossed Road 600 but I turned right to head to the lookout:
Then the gate:
I hiked past the gate down the road to the lookout, which is rented this time of year but was unoccupied when I stopped by:
The views are amazing from here! Mt. Hood:
Three Fingered Jack:
Belknap Crater and Mt. Washington:
Looking north along the ridge in the direction I just came from:
After lingering here to enjoy the view for awhile I retraced my steps back to the car. I didn’t expect to see anyone else today, but I saw three hikers with a dog as well as two cyclists. I know the trail is popular with equestrians and mountain bikers.
Gaia stats: 5.2 miles, 400′ elevation gain