Tag Archives: Urban Hike

Trek #45: Kelley Point Park

Kelley Point Park is, hands down, the most ominous trek of my year. Congrats to this trail for freaking me the hell out. Have you ever read the Scary Stories books by Alvin Schwartz? This whole trail could be illustrated … Continue reading

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Trek #40: Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

While hosting my friend Ryan in town, I wanted to give him a classic Portland hiking experience culminating in lovely views. I’ve done this 5 mile, 900 ft. elevation gain hike only once before, just weeks after moving to Oregon. … Continue reading

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Trek #32: Forest Park – Maple Trail (partial)

I was drawn to hiking Forest Park’s Maple Trail in autumn at the suggestion of my friend Adam who wrote an article about about this trail several years ago. Maple trees are a staple of my New England upbringing, and … Continue reading

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Trek #21: Steel Bridge to Hawthorne Bridge Loop

I had debated adding this one to my hiking blog, because this trek takes place right in the heart of Portland. It trades a physical jungle for an urban one. But one day recently, I had decided I wanted to … Continue reading

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Trek #16: Balch Creek Canyon

There’s no end to my vast love for Forest Park. I was pleasantly surprised the other day when my friend Lauren wanted to see if I was interested in joining her on a hike. Due to both of our schedules, … Continue reading

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Trek #15: Powell Butte

I was pretty excited to hike up to Powell Butte, Portland’s own viewpoint oasis where, from the top, you can see half a dozen mountains and buttes in the distance. We decided we wanted to go for an evening hike … Continue reading

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Trek #6: Wild Cherry Trail

The Wild Cherry Trail was a rather spontaneous trek.  Andrew and my friend Marissa and I decided to take a trek through Forest Park by entering through the Leif Erickson Trail, which you can get to by driving up NW … Continue reading

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