For hikers of intermediate ability, all within about 2 hours drive from Lake Oswego. Hikers leave at 8a (earlier times are noted.) New participants arrive 15 minutes early. Return depends on hiking and driving distance.
A more leisurely-paced hike, great for beginning hikers! 5-7 miles with comfortable elevation gains and good trail conditions. Leaves promptly at 8:30a.
Where to meet
Meet at City of Lake Oswego’s WEST END BUILDING, 4101 Kruse Way. Park in back of building in the lower parking lot.
What to bring
Day pack containing lunch, water, sun protection, rain gear, and extra clothing (i.e., warm sweater, cap, gloves).
What to wear
Clothes suitable for weather conditions. Sturdy, lug-soled, waterproof walking shoes/boots.
Car Pooling & Fees
Arranged among participants. Driver mileage donation noted with each hike; bridge tolls shared by all. All mileage is round trip. $1 LO Rec fee payable at hike.
Parks & Recreation Fee
A $1 per person LO Rec fee payable to hike leader at 1st or 2nd meeting place.
Hikes/rambles are not canceled due to rain, but leaders may change location if driving/hiking conditions are hazardous. Leaders may refuse to take anyone not properly equipped or who is determined to be incapable of making a specific trip. Participants accept responsibility for their personal safety. No pets permitted.
Northwest Forest Pass (NWFP) may be required for each vehicle at selected trailheads in National Forests. Drivers are responsible for obtaining passes prior to hike. State Park Pass (SPP) available at trailhead.
September: Jeanine Thoene
October: Jill Habernigg
November: Sandy Jackson
FALL HIKES BEGIN AT 8a; FALL RAMBLES BEGIN AT 8:30a.
EARLY DEPARTURES NOTED IN DESCRIPTION
+Elevation Gain -Elevation Loss
1st pickup location is ALWAYS at City of Lake Oswego’s West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way
2nd pickup Locations:
CFM Clackamas Fred Meyer north parking lot, near Elmer's
Pancake House, Exit 12-A off I-205. + 30 min.
JBC Jantzen Beach Center, SW corner of Office Depot parking
lot. Exit 308 off 1-5, turn west, +30min.
L&C Lewis and Clark State Park, Exit 18 off I-84. +45 min.
MHNFC Mt. Hood National Forest Center 16400 Champion Way off
Hwy 26 in Sandy. Right on 352nd, Right on Industrial,
Right on Champion. +45 min.
SI Sauvie Island Park & Ride. From Hwy 30, cross Sauvie Island Bridge; free Park & Ride is on left. + 30 min.
TW Tualatin Wendy’s back lot, Exit 289 off I-5. + 15 min.