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2nd Saturday Hike, April 9, 2022

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Name:  6-Park Loop
Leader:  Dave Manville
Start Location: Pendelton Park South Entrance, 5300 Block of SW Iowa St.
Start Time:  9 am (8:45am meet time so we can start promptly at 9am)
End Time:  12pm
Distance:  6.6 miles
Elevation Change: 664 ft.
Average Pace:  2.5 mph
Participation Requirements:  Fully vaccinated (including Booster), have masks as you prefer
Bus Information:  TriMet Bus #1 Stop ID 7549 at 45th and Illinois, Stop ID 6019 on Vermont St.

Special Notes:  For those using the bus, it is about 5 blocks to the park; let me know if you need help getting to our hike.

SWTrails PDX’s 2nd Saturday loop hike will pass through or alongside 6 interesting Parks and Natural/Wetland areas and use several neighborhood connector trails. We first head south to the Idaho St crossing of Vermont Creek and then on to April Hill Park Nature Area.  From there we head west to check out what the beavers have been doing (mostly chopping down trees and building dams) at Hideaway Park. Next, we will head back north on SW Oleson Rd to Vermont and cross into Nicol Wetlands’ pond area to check out the ducks and geese. We then spend some time on the roadside on Laurelwood Ave.  This is a “be careful” zone with single-file walking and no sidewalks for about 1/3 mile, but then we loop into quiet side streets alongside Raleighwood Wetlands area, travel a bit on BH Hwy, alongside Alpenrose Woods, and back to Pendleton Park.


There are restrooms at Pendleton Park, and we may find some along the way but no guarantees.


Bring a snack, water, good footwear, sunglasses, and rain gear as appropriate. Dress and prepare for the weather on hike day. Children and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. For health reasons, there is no smoking on SWTrails walks and hikes. If you need to leave the hike early let a hike leader know. We try to find a restroom along the way, but it’s not always possible to do so.


Looking forward to seeing you there with us.

Dave Manville


April 9
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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SWTrails PDX
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