May 6, 2012 · 8:30 AM
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With this hike we move to the Newton Road trailhead, and the last section of Forest Park to be explored as I reach the final set of trails of the Forest Park Conservancy All Trails Challenge.
This will be a shorter hike for me ... but, that doesn't mean it will be a
walk in the park. The Newton Road trailhead is at 1000ft and we will be dropping down to NW St Helens Road along the Willamette River. We'll head out on Firelane 10, hike down and back up the Linnton Trail, then down and back up Firelane 10, cross Germantown Road for the Cannon Trail and cross the road again to complete a loop along the Wildwood trail. Along the way we'll pick up some short out and backs on Firelane 8 and the Keyser trail.
Total miles: 6
Estimated hiking time: 2.5 hrs
Elevation gain:1000ft w/two downhill and uphill 500ft sections
Difficulty rating:Moderate due to elevation
Map: Green Trails 426S Forest Park
NOAA Weather forecast: Low of 45 that morning, mostly sunny with a high near 65 by mid-day.
Dogs: OK on Fixed-Length Leashes Only, please be familiar with the Dog Policy
What to Bring:
- water resistant hiking boots/shoes
- two or three layers of clothing that can be adjusted
- rain jacket
- water and multiple small snacks
- doggie snacks and poop scooping supplies
My hiking style is pretty conservative. I like to hike in small groups, I leave within five minutes of the posted meeting time, and I always carry my ten essentials
(even on these shorter Forest Park hikes).
Thank you for your interest in this hike. I have chosen to not activate a waitlist. Please continue to check back for an opening. All attendees must have a confirmed 'Yes' RSVP. If you are not confirmed for my hikes, I am one of the few hike leaders that prefers to not take last minute add-ons at the trailhead.
Driving Directions to
Trailhead: From the intersection of NW Germantown Road and NW Skyline Blvd, head northeast on NW Skyline Blvd approx 0.25 mile to NW Newton Road. This is a difficult to find trailhead, go slowly on this last part to find the small gravel road on the right. The trailhead parking area is at the end of the gravel road.