Name: Jackson MS to Lesser, Loll, and Maricara Parks Loop
Leader: Ben and Sue Donora
Start Location: Jackson Middle School N end parking lot by SW 35th
Start Time: 9 am (8:45am meet time so we can start promptly at 9am)
End Time: 12pm
Distance: 5.6 miles
Elevation Change: 800 ft
Average Pace: 2.5 mph
Participation Requirements: Fully COVID vaccinated, masks optional
Bus Information: Trimet bus 43 stops on Huber and SW 35th it is one block south on 35th to the hike start
The April 8 hike will be led by Ben & Sue Donora. This hike at our faster 2nd Saturday 2.5 mph pace is a variation of Self Led Hike #14 compiled by Hans Steuch in 2021. The starting point for the hike is at the upper parking lot north side at Jackson Middle School on SW 35th Ave. The hike will go up the steps to the west, cross 40th and up the Galeburn steps to Markham School, onto Trail 7 to PCC Sylvania to wander a bit on campus and then walk through Lesser Park. We then cross Kerr Parkway at the PCC entrance and head down (north) to Loll Wildwood Natural Area, exiting Loll towards 35th. Hikers who would like to end their participation can return to Jackson Middle School, otherwise the hike will do a victory loop up Caraway St. through Maricara Natural Area on the south side and north side trails and back to JMS.
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.
Ben and Sue Donora