Located only minutes from downtown Portland is Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area. Every day, visitors come to hike or stroll the nature trails through the verdant ravine between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland. Cyclists of all ages bike along the paved trail on the park's eastern edge, stopping along the way to admire a trillium.
Starting at the Nature Center we will depart on a 3 1/2 mile loop around the park the walk should take about an 2 hours. If anyone wants to go longer or shorter you are welcome to.
Dogs are welcome at this park. There is a suspension bridge we will be crossing that may spook some dogs. The park does require leashes and that you pack out their poo. Please social/friendly dogs only.
Follow the Old main trail down to the Red Fox Trial down into the creek beds
Turn off onto the Cedar Trail taking us back up the ridge and curving us back down again to the creek.
Turn off on to the middle creek trail heading towards high bridge.
After crossing the bridge we will head up the Lewis and Clark Trail meeting up with the North Horse Loop then Maple Ridge Trail back around to the Nature Center.
Weather permitting - Wed is not scheduled to rain at this point, this trail does get muddy with to much water so if you come out come prepared with the right shoes and cloths.
** Out of consideration for your other group members, if you are unable to make it on the walk/hike please change your RSVP to not going any time before the start time.