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The vibrant tapestry of wildflowers paints the Willamette National Forest with a breathtaking spectacle every spring and summer. Here at Westfir Lodge, we're situated right in the heart of this floral paradise, making us the perfect base-camp for your wildflower-chasing adventures.

Oregon sunflower or balsamroot below can be found on the Tire Mountain Trail.
Oregon sunflower or balsamroot below can be found on the Tire Mountain Trail.

Lace up your boots and get ready to be dazzled by these top wildflower hikes, all accessible from Westfir, Oregon:

  • Tire Mountain Trail: This moderate 4-mile loop offers stunning panoramic views alongside a vibrant display of wildflowers. Hike through fragrant meadows bursting with colorful paintbrush, balsamroot, and phlox. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional butterfly flitting between the blooms!

  • Alpine Trail: Embark on a challenging 2+mile journey on the Alpine Trail and be rewarded with a wildflower extravaganza. As you ascend, witness a vibrant show of lupine, glacier lilies, and yellow violets blanketing the slopes. The payoff? Breathtaking vistas that will leave you speechless.

  • North Fork Trail: This scenic 3-mile out-and-back trail is perfect for wildflower enthusiasts of all levels. Follow the North Fork of the Middle Fork River and be mesmerized by a kaleidoscope of wildflowers including trillium, shooting stars, and Oregon grape.

Mom and daughter on a guided hike looking at plants.
Guided North Fork hike with the Cascades Outdoor Center.

Tip #1 - Take a Guided Hike!

Join a trip with the Cascades Outdoor Center, a professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide will provide transportation to and from the Westfir Lodge.

Tip #2 - Westfir Lodge: Your Wildflower Haven

After a day of exploring the wildflower trails, come back to the warm embrace of Westfir Lodge. Relax in our cozy guest rooms, recount the day's adventures, and unwind by the sound of the North Fork river.

P.S. Both Alpine Trail and North Fork Trail are within walking distance of the Westfir Lodge. Can beat that location!

Tip #3 - Plan Your Wildflower Getaway Today!

Spring and early summer are prime times to witness the floral magic of the Willamette National Forest. Book your stay at Westfir Lodge and get ready for an unforgettable wildflower adventure!

P.S.  Don't forget to pack your camera, comfortable hiking shoes, and a wildflower identification guide to make the most of your exploration!

We look forward to welcoming you to Westfir Lodge!

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