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« Tuesday June 23, 2015 »
Start: 8:30 am
End: 3:00 pm

Simply Awesome!
When: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:30AM-3PM
Where: Crystal Springs, Reed Canyon
Meet at: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pwy
Gresham, OR
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This 4.5-mile hike includes a variety of scenery and interests. We will start at the Eastmoreland Golf Course parking lot and walk up the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, where we will find a maze of short pathways with a spectacular variety of rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as the opportunity to view the many species of waterfowl that are attracted to the Crystal Springs Lake. From the garden, we will cross 28th Avenue and walk the loop trail in Reed Canyon. After exiting Reed Canyon, we will walk through neighborhoods around Reed College, viewing a variety of beautiful homes and manicured properties as we loop back to the golf course parking lot.

  • Round-trip travel: 24 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Elevation gain: 145 feet
  • Suggested donation per hiker: $3

The trails are mostly flat and easy to navigate, but there are some steps in the garden, and we will travel down into and out of Reed Canyon by a series of steps (we will go into and out of the canyon twice for a total of four sets of stairs. After the hike we will have lunch at the Eastmoreland Golf Course restaurant. Bring a snack and water. Good walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

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