Author Archives: Brian Brady

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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Hike #19: Marquam Park to Council Crest

Our nineteenth self-led-hike was brought to us by our partners at “Friends of Marquam Nature Park”.  This hike will take you to Portland’s highest point with spectacular views of the city skyline with Cascade mountain peaks as a backdrop. Read … Continue reading

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Hike # 18: Hamilton Park to Hewitt

This hike has a lot of turns in and around residential streets and unique cut-throughs.  Stay with it to see the matchless beauty of the West Slope Neighborhood. Name: Hamilton Park to Hewitt Neighborhood: West Slope Distance: 3.72 miles Elevation Change: 322 … Continue reading

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Hike #17: John’s Landing Berry Loop

We’re doing something a little different this week.  In addition to exploring hidden pathways and unique neighborhood streets, we are going to tell you where to find delicious fresh blackberries!  This post is published at just about the right time … Continue reading

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Hike #16: Ainsworth Loop West

This simple hike is a companion to Hike # 13 through historic Ainsworth.  Both hikes #13, and #16 begin and end at Ainsworth Elementary school.  They could be combined into a longer hike that totals just under 5 miles, or … Continue reading

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Hike #15: Smith School to Woods Park

Hike #15 takes us to the farthest reaches of SW Portland, here’s your chance to get out and learn more. Name: Smith School to Woods ParkNeighborhood: Distance: 3.09 milesElevation Change: 500 feetStart/End Location: Smith SchoolMap Links: Mobile Map*  Browser Map

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Hike #14: Jackson to Lesser Park

The fourteenth route in our Self-Led hiking series is an elongated loop through the southwestern most parts of SW Portland.  Read on for more details. Name: Jackson Middle School to Lesser Park Neighborhood: West Portland Park Distance: 4.2 Miles Elevation Change: 650 ft Start/End … Continue reading

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Hike #13: Ainsworth Loop – East

Lucky hike #13 passes through one of Portland’s oldest residential neighborhood, including a castle!, You will also get a rare view of the OHSU campus from the north side.  Read on for More details: Name: Portland Heights Ainsworth East Neighborhood: SW Hills … Continue reading

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Hike # 12: Gabriel, to Woods Park

Our Twelfth hike is a tour of three neighborhood parks with wooded or natural areas.  If you haven’t yet ventured to these parts of SW Portland, here is your chance for another unique self-led hike!  Read on for more details: … Continue reading

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Hike #11: Marquam Hill Loop

Our eleventh hike will take you on a 500+ foot elevation change in Portland’s third largest park, and will also cross a hospital campus should you need medical help from all that climbing!  Read on for more details: Name: Marquam … Continue reading

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