Senior Healthy Hikers - Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 10AM-2PM

12/16/2020 - 10:00am
12/16/2020 - 2:00pm
Senior Healthy Hikers - Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 10AM-2PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 10AM-2PM
Where: Meet at trailhead
(Call or email for directions)

Hiking during COVID-19 pandemic

  • All participants must wear facial masks and practice social distancing during Senior Healthy Hikers group events.
  • We will no longer carpool to the trailhead. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Driving directions (with the beginning point at Gresham City Hall) will be distributed at least three days prior to the event.

Hike details

  • Distance: 3.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 50 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved pathway, boardwalk, and some bark dust trail
  • Round-trip travel: Approximately 62 miles

This out-and-back trek will take us along a mostly paved pathway that follows the Rock Creek Trail from Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park. At Orenco, we will explore some of the local history, as well as the stickwork sculptures created by artist Patrick Dougherty. There are seven of these 18-foot-tall sculptures . each with its own personality. After our hike we will have lunch on our own. There are several restaurants in the area, a list of which will be added to the driving directions.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Doug and Dana Duval at 907-230-6543 or

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines