Boulder Lake and Bonney Meadows
ElevationAscent: 895' 273 m
Descent: -897' -273 m
High: 5,268' 1,606 m
Low: 4,389' 1,338 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“Enjoy a moderate run to a wildflower-filled meadow.”— Chantay Glanville
About 50% of the trail is exposed, so make sure to use sun protection.
Butterflies are EVERYWHERE in early August.
Sometimes you'll run into campers from the Bonney Meadows Campground up above (which is more of a car camping experience) who are running down to the lake for the day. Once you reach the top of the ridge, you'll have a tiny creek crossing and then the trail spills out into the main campground area, where you can make use of the vault toilet and then venture out into the meadow to look at wildflowers.
You can make this trip longer by heading up to Bonney Butte for some amazing views of Mt. Hood. That viewpoint is also used by Hawk Watch to track the raptors in the area. Echo Point is also nearby and has Hood views as well.
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