Portland Walks and Urban Hikes

"The Settling of the West," 1936, by Edward Quigley, one of several WPA murals inside Portland's Irvington School

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trails updates to walks in the books

Steps from SW Broadway Drive to Hoffman
The revised edition of Portland Hill Walks is coming out March 2013 with five new walks, some of the long--6 to 7 miles. All were revised and one walk was cut. The new book will have 24 walks.

Portland Hill Walks
Walk 9 Willamette Park to Terwilliger Loop
The trail at point 7 on the map is closed due to construction on I-5. Suggested change: at point 6, don't descend the trail in George Himes Park; instead, return to point 3 by using the map or retracing your route.  It will be a few more years, I think, until the construction is over and the trail under I-5 through George Himes is rebuilt.

Walk 12 Dunthorpe Gardens
Berry Botanic Gardens is permanently closed. But the Bishops Close is still worth a visit.

Walk 13 Sellwood
The trail up the bluff between point 2 and 3 is washed out, permanently. A new trail has been built. From point 2 in Oaks Bottom, veer southeast toward the bluff and you'll find the new trail. It climbs the bluff and ends at the same place, point 3, on the map, so the detour is slight.

The Portland Stairs Book
p. 87 Outer Southwest Peaks and Valleys
This uses the same George Himes Trail mentioned above, so instead of crossing under I-5 via that trail, cross over I-5 on SW Brier Place (it's on the map).


Anonymous said...

Portland Hill Walks - Walk 12
The Berry Botanic Garden is closed for good.

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