6.7 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Just a lazy looking at the views and sitting in the meadows watching the breeze kind of hike. We parked about a half mile up the 4890 rd where it intersects the 471 trail. Started out in a nice fir and hemlock forest, but it quickly shifted to more open alpine forest. We hit the summit of Bonney Butte with crystal clear views except beyond Mt Hood. Great views of Jefferson and the 3 Sisters to the south, and views from Gunsight into the Warm Springs, to the north and east. Nice breeze and no bugs. After lunch we circled Bonney Meadows which surprisingly had just a few people. Then we took a quick side trip up to Echo Point for a view down into Boulder lake and east to Grasshopper point.