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Alameda Ridge Trail Walk

This is a walking tour of Northeast Portland’s vertiginous Alameda neighborhood. The scenery-packed, calf-blasting route explores an intriguing network of public staircases tucked among bungalows, cottages, and stately manors. The climbs and urban vistas come courtesy of Alameda Ridge, a four-mile-long Missoula Flood–born outcrop that rises 250 feet to survey the West Hills and downtown Portland. Eleven staircases—ranging from 30 to 127 steps—connect the residential terrain, adding intermittent cardio boosts and a sense of mystery. (Several stairs, such as the ones near NE 32nd Avenue and Fremont Street, are literally hidden in the hedges.) Wildlife may be scarce, but the civilized landscape offers plenty of scenery, with Japanese maples, murals, tabby cats on the prowl, and enough gorgeous homes to keep you rubbernecking all morning.‎


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  • DonnaDonna S.

    Thanks Priscilla--a great way to get some exercise on a partly sunny day!

    June 12, 2013

  • Michael F.

    A fun walk, and nice to meet some new folks.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make it.

    June 12, 2013

  • Michael F.

    Sounds like a great walk!

    June 12, 2013

  • Jaime S.

    Have fun. Would like to go again.

    June 11, 2013

  • susan

    Would love to go but can only do evenings.

    June 11, 2013

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