Author Archives: Brian Brady

Hike # 27: Thanksgiving Scone Walk

COVID cases are on the rise and we’re being asked to re-enter lockdown, but that doesn’t mean we have to eat poorly!  Our annual Thanksgiving Day hike around the Hillsdale Neighborhood has always included homemade Scones, and this year is … Continue reading

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Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail

See our new webpage dedicated to the planed route of the Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail: Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail Also, see this article published in the Hillsdale Connection: “Completion of Hillsdale to Lake Oswego Trail Could Become a … Continue reading

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Hike #26: Marquam Park – Central

As the air begins to cool and leaves turn, we will return to Marquam Nature Park for this 4.6 mile loop.                   Name:  Marquam Park Central Neighborhood: Homestead Distance: 4.68 miles Difficulty: … Continue reading

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Hike #25: Tryon Creek Loop

No trip to  SW Portland is complete without exploring Tryon Creek State Park.  This loop covers much of the beloved park, and gives suggestions for more exploration.  We are going to cut back publishing our self-led-hikes to once per month … Continue reading

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Hike #24: South Waterfront to OHSU

Name:  South Waterfront to OHSU Neighborhood: South Portland, Homestead Distance: 4.93 miles Difficulty: Medium Elevation Change:  468 ft Start/End Location: OHSU Center for Health and Healing Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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Hike #23: Robert Gray School to Gabriel Park

                Name:  Robert Gray School to Gabriel Park Neighborhood: Multnomah, Hillsdale, Bridlemile, Hayhurst Distance: 4.77 miles Elevation Change: 359 ft Start/End Location: Robert Gray Middle School Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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Hike #22: Hike the Hoyt

Our 22nd hike takes us north of Sunset Hwy for a tour of Washington Park.  Read on for more details: Name:  Hike the Hoyt Neighborhood: Arlington Heights Distance: 4.47 miles Elevation Change:  461 ft Start/End Location: Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview blvd) Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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Hike #21: Rieke to Burlingame Park

Our 21st route explores explores three features with significance to our organization: 1) The very first steps built by SWT (Canby steps) 2) A pedestrian-only R/W named after our founder (the “Raz-Baack Crossing”) 3) Our next big improvement projects (19th … Continue reading

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Trail 5 Closed at Lewis and Clark College

In accordance with guidelines set out by the Oregon Health Authority, trail 5 is closed until further notice where it leads onto Lewis & Clark campus east of Boones Ferry Road/Terwilliger Boulevard.   The asphalted bike path east of this intersection … Continue reading

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Hike #20: Garden Home to Fanno Creek

  Name:  Garden Home to Fanno Creek Neighborhood: Portland Heights Distance:  5.26 miles Elevation Change: 127 ft Start/End Location: Garden Home Shopping Center Map Links:  Mobile* Browser

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