{"results":{"recreation":[{"ID":"6284","post_title":"Yocum Ridge Trail","post_content":"The Yocum Ridge Trail features views of the west side of Mt. Hood and the floral displays in the meadows make the first 4.2 miles of the uphill hiking through the forest worthwhile. The only year round water sources on this trail are found at a stream crossing the trail at 2.9 miles and at a tiny spring located approximately 10 feet below the trail at the four mile point. Essentially, the trail switchbacks up the ridge offering a few scattered views until 4.2 miles when it comes through an open meadow area near the edge of the Sandy River Canyon. Here, the view is dominated by the Reid Glacier. The trail traverses up the slope until a viewpoint of the Muddy Fork Canyon and Sandy Glacier is reached. Here the formal maintained trail ends and a \"climbers' trial\" continues.","post_name":"yocum-ridge-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.3799","lng":"-121.776","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/yocum-ridge-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6730","post_title":"Ramona Falls Trail","post_content":"Starting from the lower trailhead, the Ramona Falls Trail follows the Sandy River and comes close to the Road 1825-100 at times. The junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 (PCNST) is reached at approximately 1.5 miles from the trailhead sign. The PCNST heads southeast and leads to the Sandy River, Paradise Park and then Timberline Lodge in just under 10 miles. Heading northeast, the PCNST and the Ramona Falls Loop coincide until the falls are reached.

The falls area provides a cool environment for a pause before your return trip. Crossing Ramona Creek on a foot bridge, the trail soon passes the second junction with the PCNST. Short sections of this portion of the loop have large, exposed roots left as a result of repetitive winter flood damage. Half a mile before the end of the loop, the trail connects to the Bald Mountain Trail #784. At this junction, there are several group camp sites with fire rings.

The last leg of the loop crosses Ramona Creek and returns to the bridge over the Sandy River. Hikers objecting to sharing the route with horses will want to travel the Ram\u00f3n Creek portion of the loop both directions to and from the falls.","post_name":"ramona-falls-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.3798","lng":"-121.776","distance":"0.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/ramona-falls-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671671","post_title":"Burnt Lake Trail","post_content":"Although the distance in is relatively short, traveling on Burnt Lake Trail can be a rugged proposition. The rough access, longer and less steep, is reached by traveling up the rough and narrow gravel Road 27. A high clearance vehicle is required for the last mile. At this trailhead, the trail follows an abandoned road to Devil's Meadows, which is reached in 1.8 miles. There is ample camping under many groves of trees in this area.

The portion of the trail from Devil's Meadow to East Zigzag climbs through open areas bordered with beargrass and rhododendrons. From East Zigzag, the trail descends rapidly through some ledgy areas to Burnt Lake. This is an extremely fragile and popular camping area, with limited opportunity for locating minimal impact sites. If a quiet experience in the vicinity of Burnt Lake is desired, arrive early in the day and then scout out a flat spot tucked in the trees.

The lake itself is located in a deep basin in which noise echoes and travels to such a degree that a barking dog can impact everyone's experience. A loop trail around the lakeshore is spattered with colorful wildflowers.

From the lake, the trail steeply descends a rugged slope until it enters an area of severe blowdown which occurred over a period of three years. Use extreme caution because of potential fire hazard. After the steep slope, the trail travels through the forest at a very gradual grade to the wilderness trailhead on Road 1825-109. Two day hike loops featuring a variety of wildflowers and views can be made from Road 27.","post_name":"burnt-lake-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.3621","lng":"-121.803","distance":"2.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/burnt-lake-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6424","post_title":"Top Spur Trail","post_content":"The Top Spur Trail provides quick access to the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 (PCNST), Bald Mountain Trail #784 and Timberline Trail #600. The closest viewpoint to Top Spur is on the PCNST, towards the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River. This viewpoint overlooks the Muddy Fork and Mount Hood.

The Bald Mountain Trail and the PCNST are both open to horses. The portion of the PCNST between Bald Mountain and Ramona Falls, however, is not recommended for equestrian use due to frequent slides. Bald Mountain Trail is a highly recommended alternate route. The Timberline Trail is closed to horses. The Top Spur Trail also leads to trails within the Mount Hood Wilderness, which are closed to bicycles and motorcycle use and wilderness permits are required in the wilderness.","post_name":"top-spur-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.4011","lng":"-121.819","distance":"3.3","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/top-spur-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"6785","post_title":"Paradise Park Trail","post_content":"The Paradise Park Trail begins climbing right from the start. The trail climbs via switchbacks along the ridge located on the west side of Zigzag Canyon. At 2.3 miles, there is a viewpoint of the Zigzag River, Ski Bowl and Tom-Dick Ridge. A creek that supplies the first source of water along the trail is located at 4.2 miles. At approximately five miles, the trail connects to the Zigzag Mountain Trail #775. The trail then continues in a northeast direction and in 0.2 miles crosses the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000, which leads to Lost Creek, Rushing Water Creek and eventually Ramona Falls. Following the PCNST south leads to Zigzag Canyon and Timberline Lodge.

The scenery on Paradise Park Trail changes from wooded to alpine meadows and in 0.4 miles the trail ends at its junction with the Paradise Park Loop Trail #757. A short additional loop can be made by heading right on the Loop Trail and returning to the Paradise Park Trail via the PCNST. A longer loop can also be made by heading north on the Loop Trail and returning to the Paradise Park Trail via the PCNST. The southern loop is an additional 1.5 miles while the northern is an additional 3.3 miles.","post_name":"paradise-park-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"45.3332","lng":"-121.779","distance":"3.5","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/paradise-park-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}