Category Archives: Walks

Guided walks in Southwest Portland Oregon

Hike #15: Smith School to Woods Park

Hike #15 takes us to the corner 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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Hike #10: Hillsdale to Healy Heights

The Tenth hike in our Self-Led Hike series may be the best one yet.  Why don’t you try it out and see if you agree.  Read on for more details. Name: Hillsdale to Healy Heights Neighborhood: Hillsdale Distance: 4.88 Miles … Continue reading

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Hike #9: Riverview to Sunstone

The ninth hike in our self-led hike series is a step away from the normal as you pass through a natural area, a cemetery and the South Portland neighborhood. Read more below: Name: Riverview Natural Area to Sunstone Montessori SchoolNeighborhood: … Continue reading

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Hike #8: Hillsdale City Parks

The eighth in our self-led hiking series is a great overview of Hillsdale.  Read on for more details: Name: Hillsdale City Parks Neighborhood: Hillsdale Distance: 2.77 Mi Elevation Change: 271 Ft Start/End: Wilson HS Food Carts Map Links: Mobile Map*    Browser Map    GPX Download

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Hike #7: South Portland Loop

In honor of Portland’s newly minted ‘sixth quadrant’, our self-led hike this week will explore South Portland. Name: South Portland Loop Neighborhood: South Portland, Portland Downtown Distance: 3.39 Miles Elevation Change: 154 ft Start/End Location: Corner of SW Kelly Ave, … Continue reading

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Hike #6: Multnomah Village to Woods Park

The sixth hike in our Self-Led hiking series will take you from Multnomah Village to the Woods Park natural area.  On a sunny day, this could be a great chance to eat some quality ice cream, while hiking in nature. … Continue reading

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