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Guided walks in Southwest Portland Oregon

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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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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