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Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike. Portland Urban Area

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This hike will start at Terwilliger Trailhead and will take us through Marquam Hills and end at Council Crest. From there we will get a spectacular view of the scenery like Mt. Hood. We will have or snack and enjoy the beautiful scenery. We will hike back to the trailhead. This will be an urban hike and about half a day. Please plan on it.

I usually do better in small groups. We will keep a nice, steady pace. Some say I am a fast hiker, but we will go at a pace where people are comfortable at. Please be in at least reasonable shape.

Here is the web link for more info:

http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Council_Crest

http://www.fmnp.org/

Hiking time: Approx 3-5 hours depending on the pace.

Distance: 5.8 miles round trip (out and back)

Elevation gain: 1100 feet

Difficulty: easy to moderate

Here is a link if you need a map:

http://www.fmnp.org/

http://www.fmnp.org/images/MNPandTrails.pdf

(you can also print them out)

Bring: 2 liters of water, ten essentials, good hiking boots, good hiking pole(s) (you need them for balance, descending, and not hard on your knees), non cotton clothing, sun screen, lunch, snacks. Please plan accordingly.

If you need transportation out to the Terwilliger Trailhead, the first meeting place will be at Lloyd Center Holladay Park Area. The Tri-Met MAX has a line stop at Lloyd Center. (9:00AM):

If you do not want to meet at the Lloyd Center Holladay Park Area, here is a second place we are meeting up at 10AM. (Terwilliger Trailhead)

Directions: From SW Terwilliger and Sam Jackson Park Rd (by Duniway Park) drive 1.4 miles south on Terwilliger to the trailhead. From Terwilliger and Capitol Hwy drive north 1.0 miles to the trailhead. There are small parking areas on either side of Terwilliger just south of the trailhead.

Suggested donation of 3-5 dollars to carpool drivers.

If you have any questions, please message me. Thank you. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this hiking event. Also meeting people and breaking the ice. Of course, having a good time.