Secret trail off Skyline Boulevard

I happen to know a fantastic spot just north of Skyline Boulevard and NW Thompson Road that includes a rambling sidewalk, a park of sorts, a hidden trail, a ritzy neighborhood, and a view so expansive, you can see from the West Hills to Banks with one look. Photographers flock there for sunsets. Several walking loop options from 1.5 to 5+ miles, some steep, some relatively flat, mostly paved. We can choose which route to take as we go along but count on 3 miles of easy walking. Forest Park access is just on the other side of Skyline, so feel free to extend your hike at the end.

Indoor restrooms a possibility, outdoor port-o-potty guaranteed. Infinite free parking. Suitable for any weather except ice storms (Skyline Boulevard). As a friend of the management, I have personal permission to linger on the premises after dark.

Bring: water bottle, weather appropriate gear, footwear for both asphalt and mud, camera if the weather affords a view, binoculars for same. Cocoa/tea in thermos for afterwards highly recommended.

Special request: please leave your dog at home for this one.

Check here for weather conditions: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=45.55300917265283&lon=-122.77994220092774

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great hike. No rain, beautiful views, good people to hike with! The mushrooms were stunning!

    November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice, friendly group of happy hikers. The weather was congenial--the sun even peeked out!--and the mushrooms were photogenic. Thanks to Monty, there is a new waterfall in Oregon: the Skyline Punchbowl.

    November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A nice walk mixing nature and upscale housing development. Energy was a font of knowledge about mushrooms, moss and many other things.

    November 28, 2012

  • Leslye E.

    I won't be able to go. Sorry for the late notice.

    November 28, 2012

  • Laurel C.

    It turns out I have a sub job for tomorrow so will need to wait until another time. Have a relaxing hike and stay warm.

    November 27, 2012

    • Su

      Thanks for letting us know

      November 27, 2012

  • Su

    Hey people, hope you all have fun on the hike tomorrow. I am reluctantly sticking my nose into this event because as the organizer of the group I feel responsible to some extent for how these hikes go. I sent an email to Energy last week requesting that he/she put a real name and photo on the site for the sake of accountability and security. To date, Energy has not responded. I posted a followup greeting on his/her profile this morning and received no response. I have never met Energy and he/she has not attended one of our hikes, having just joined the group. This doesn't worry me enough to muscle in and cancel the hike but I do want you all to be aware of it.

    November 27, 2012

    • Su

      Thanks for the explanation, Energy. I don't want you to release information that will endanger you. I will leave it up to the attending hikers to ask you for your web site if they wish. Otherwise, just let things go on as planned. We want to get to know you.

      November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    would love to come on this hike if possible?
    Im new to Oregon from Hawaii..... & new to this online Meetup site... If anyone is driving up Burnside/ Barnes road & can pick me up.... that'd be great! if not.....I hope the bus can get me there...if not , hope to make the next hike!
    If anyone can pick me up....feel free to call me at[masked]! :)

    November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice! :) call anytime.... my phone doesnt ring very loud, so if I miss your call, please leave a message & I'll get right back atcha ;)

      November 27, 2012

  • Georgene Z. R.

    Hi...I'm on the waiting list and sure hope I get to go! This sounds great!

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't do Wednesdays. Otherwise, would love to join!

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be in class at that time. I'll look for the next one! Have fun.

    November 18, 2012

  • Shel P.

    I'm going to rearrange my schedule and try to make it to this one. :)

    November 18, 2012

  • Phoenix

    I agree, weekend works for me best also

    November 17, 2012

  • Laura S.

    Well, if it were on the weekend I could make it but I can't make it during the work week. Anyway, have a good time!

    November 17, 2012

  • Laurel C.

    I substitute teach, so not sure yet if Weds, the 28th will work or not. Looking forward to my first hike with Meetup when the time is right.

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi to Earl it was nice meeting you at the Sci-Fi movie night!

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why a Wednesday? How about a Sat. Or Sunday?

    November 16, 2012

  • Su

    If it was on Friday I could come, but Wednesday I will be working

    November 16, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    November 16, 2012

  • Su

    That sounds great. I'm interested.

    November 16, 2012

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