Second Sunday Bark-Abouts

Volunteer led Bark About

Since the beginning, Bark has offered free, monthly hikes to Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding public lands. We believe that by witnessing the breathtaking Cascade ecosystem and learning about the many threats it faces, we can build stronger advocates for the protection of our public lands. Our hike leaders are passionate, knowledgeable volunteers who incorporate information about forest ecology and policy with how to get involved in our efforts! Learn more about how to get involved by leading Bark hikes!

You can join Bark the second Sunday of every month to carpool from Portland out to the forest. The meet up location and hike description can be found on the events calendar.

If you would like to arrange to meet up with the Hike Leader near Sandy, Estacada, or Hood River, please contact the Bark office the week before the hike.

If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking Bark for Mt. Hood National Forestfor a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.

We try to ensure that our hikes are accessible to a broad range of outdoor experience and interest. Bark-Abouts are usually off-trail and can often be more difficult than a hike on a trail. While hiking mileage is usually short, there can be the occasional steep ridge climb, stream crossing or downed logs to traverse. We encourage you to call us before the hike if you have questions or concerns. Otherwise, our hike leaders are prepared to alter the hike to meet the needs of the participants.

To protect off-trail resources, we ask you to leave your dog at home. This of course does not include service-animals. While Bark loves dogs, this is a policy that we enforce for the sake of our volunteer hike leaders and hike attendees. 

Come prepared for a full day hike with water, lunch, appropriate clothing (even when it’s not raining you can get soaked walking off trail through the brush) and hiking boots or sturdy sneakers.

Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.

If you are willing to drive in our carpool, please review Bark's Driver Safety Expectations before coming.

 

Sign up to volunteer and find out more about opportunities to get involved here.