Winter Two-fer Hike: Smith/Bybee and Kelley Pt

Looks dry this weekend, so let's get a hike in! This hike was suggested and will be led by our newest member, Pete. (thanks Pete!)


First we'll go to Smith/Bybee which is about a half hour hike to the point and back where the lakes converge, then drive about a mile further northwest on Marine Drive to Kelley Point Pk which has a sign on the right just where Marine Drive starts a turn to the left over a small roadbridge. We would drive in to the second parking area (at the end of the road) and take a hike starting on the riverfront of the Columbia , around the point along the Willamette, and back thru a small bit of woods and then on improved trail back to parking lot - about an hour walk.


Bring binoculars. There should be water birds and exposed bird nests to see, and as Pete says, 'the winter woods have a beauty all their own'.

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  • Su

    Beautful day with the fog, frost and snow. Loved the spider hammocks, the sun in the water and the young bald eagles

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Leslye E.

    Great hike. Saw many birds - song sparrows, pileated woodpeckers, downey wood peckers, cormorants herons, ducks, juvenile bald eagles. I probably missed some. Very relaxed and enjoyable hike!

    January 20, 2013

  • Diana

    Su - so sorry to have missed this. Just got email reminder this morning (day of)... my bad. I need to get better at checking the site. Really sorry to have missed your hike on this beautiful day and hope you all are having a wonderful time.

    January 20, 2013

  • Su

    If you're not coming bcuz of snow pls change your RSVP so I know

    January 20, 2013

  • Su

    Tough choice... Scarier driving but prettier hike. I'm going to give it a go.

    January 20, 2013

  • Patricia G.

    oh...I want to come. I've never explored that part of Portland. But alas i have the stomach flu. I look forward to meeting and hiking with some of you'ins in the near future.

    January 18, 2013

  • Su

    As usual, we can only wait 10 minutes or so for latecomers, since we always have a lot of no-shows, we can't wait until everyone who RSVP'd gets there. So give yourself enough time to get there on time.

    January 18, 2013

  • Michael

    Laura and I will be there!

    January 18, 2013

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