When a friend heard I was in the Central Oregon Cascades in search of wildflower hikes, she recommended the Iron Mountain/Cone Peak loop. I rate this as an A+ WOW-per-mile hike.
The Cone Flower wasn’t blooming yet. Was Cone Peak named after the Cone Flower?
Well on this day the mountains said, nope, look at the flowers instead. Use your imagination to see Three Sisters.
- July 11, 2019
- I hiked the loop counterclockwise
- This was a slow hike with lots of photo stops
- Signage was good and trail well maintained and easy to navigate
- A federal recreation pass is required to park at the trailhead. It cannot be purchased on site; however, Interagency Passes (i.e. National Parks) and Northwest Forest Pass are valid (link).