The October 13 walk will be led by Rick Kappler. We will meet at Wilson High School and car pool to the side of Council Crest Park, on SW Talbot Rd. just west of Greenway Ave. We will then walk down the west side of Portland Heights on SW Montgomery Drive to SW Prospect and from there continue down to the edge of Goose Hollow. We will then climb to SW Mill and go down SW Mill and along the bike trail that skirts Highway 26 and then eastward through the neighborhood just south of Highway 405 to SW Broadway. We will then go up the hill to SW Davenport on the east side of Portland Heights. We will then wind our way through Portland Heights and go up and over Hillcrest Drive and then back to SW Talbot Road. We may do this route in reverse.
The walk is about 6 miles long and climbs about 800 feet. There are at least four hundred stairs to climb on this walk but there are optional alternative routes for those who want to avoid the stairs.
Meet behind the bleachers, near the food carts, at Wilson High School, (SW Sunset Blvd. and SW Capitol Highway and be ready to go at 9:00 am. Well- behaved dogs are allowed on leash. For health reasons, there is no smoking on SW Trails walks.
For more information, or to volunteer to lead a future walk in your neighborhood, contact Sharon Fekety (email@example.com).
Co-sponsored by SWTrailsPDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association.