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SWTrails Monthly Hike Saturday, January 11

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rick Kappler will lead SWTrails’ January hike. This is a return to a popular hike we walked in 2016. We’ll be exploring the Bridlemile, SW Hills Residential League, West Slope and Raleighwood neighborhoods on back streets and stairs and local trails.

We meet behind the bleachers (near the food carts) at Wilson High School, SW Sunset Blvd and Capitol Hwy, and are ready to go at 9:00 am. We’ll carpool over to Hamilton City Park (right next to Bridlemile Elementary 4300 SW 47th Dr, Portland, OR 97221—here’s a Google map link.) The walk from here will begin at 9:15 am (hikers can meet the group in the Bridlemile parking lot).  This is a 6:05 mile hike with about 450 feet of elevation change on the hike, so a bit hilly.  As we hike we wind our way up to Scholls Ferry and Patton Roads, then down and up to Canyon Drive, on to Raab Road on the side of Hwy 26; from there we’ll head over to Hewett Blvd and down to Patton, then back to Hamilton Park on side streets and little local trails. On this hike we do spend a few blocks on both Scholls Ferry and Patton with a narrow roadside walking area. It is January so be prepared for a winter walk with layered clothing.

PDF Version of the route can be viewed here

Bring a snack, water, good footwear, sunglasses and dress for the weather.  Well-behaved dogs are allowed, but must be on leash. For health reasons, there is no smoking on SWTrails walks. For more information or to volunteer to lead a future walk in your neighborhood, contact Britta Gordon (swtrailsbritta@gmail.com). Co-sponsored by SWTrails PDX and Hillsdale Neighborhood Association.

And here is a handy link to Map My Walk, for those who love hiking/walking stats….



January 11, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm