Seniors

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Rock Creek Trail Hike – Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9AM-5

03/18/2020 - 9:00am
03/18/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Rock Creek Trail Hike – Orchard Park to Orenco Woods Nature Park: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 3.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: About 50 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved pathway, boardwalk, and some bark dust trails
  • Round-trip travel: 62 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

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 sculpturesâeach with its own personality. After our hike we will drive a short distance to BJâs Brewhouse for lunch.

For more information about this hike please contact Doug or Dana Duval at 907-230-6543 or danakol24@aol.com.

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

CANCELED. City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Nick Eaton Falls Hike: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9AM-5PM

03/24/2020 - 9:00am
03/24/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Nick Eaton Falls Hike: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9AM-5PM CANCELED
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 4.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 970 feet
  • Trail conditions: Forest trail, switchbacks, rocks, small creek crossings
  • Round-trip travel: 68 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $8

This hike begins at the Herman Creek trailhead, just east of Cascade Locks. The trail goes through a forested area burned by the 2017 Eagle Creek fire. However, the understory that was burned is now recovering, and the canopy cover was mostly spared. The trail has switchbacks for the first mile to a ridge above Herman Creek. Nick Eaton Falls is the destination at 2.2 miles. Part of the trail is in the Mark O. Hatfield wilderness area. We should find early wild flowers along the trail. We will return the same route after a break at the falls. We will have lunch in Cascade Locks.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Hiking boots or shoes are recommended, and poles, if desired.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Matthews at 503-766-9443 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Frenchman's Bar Park to Vancouver Lake Park Walk: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM

02/19/2020 - 9:00am
02/19/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Frenchman's Bar Park to Vancouver Lake Park Walk: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 5.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 10 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved path
  • Round-trip travel: 45 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $5

We will begin this walk at Frenchmanâs Bar Park near Vancouver Lake on the Columbia River. In addition to the river, views of Sauvie Island and the mouth of the Willamette are visible. The paved path to Vancouver Lake Park is adjacent to fields where Sandhill cranes and Canada geese are usually gathered, and if the weather is clear, there are Cascade mountain views. The path passes the Vancouver Lake Rowing Club facility, then continues to the lake and beach. After a stop at the restrooms, we will return on the same route.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable walking shoes should be fine. Lunch will be at Feral Public House in Vancouver.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Matthews at 503-766-9443 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Stone Creek Golf Course Hike: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM

02/25/2020 - 9:00am
02/25/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Stone Creek Golf Course Hike: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Feb 25, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: About 190 feet
  • Trail conditions: Well-maintained wood-chipped path and paved streets
  • Round-trip travel: 24 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $3

This hike takes an urban trail around Stone Creek Golf Course. We will go up and back on a couple side streets through a neighborhood to add a little extra distance to the hike. Part of the Stone Creek Trail is along Highway 213. The trail then wanders around a housing area by the golf course and along Beaver Creek. The trail could be muddy in places if there has been a lot of rain.

We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Bring water and snacks for the trail. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

For more information about this hike please contact Becky Tripp at 503-754-2851 or trippr2016@comcast.net.

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM

11/26/2019 - 9:00am
11/26/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Pearl District to Pittock Mansion Walk: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Nov 26, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 800 feet
  • Trail conditions: Sidewalks, paths and staircases; some steep uphill and downhill walking
  • Round-trip travel: TriMet MAX and street car
  • Suggested donation per rider: TriMet fare required

We will take MAX from Gresham City Hall to downtown Portland, where we will transfer to the northbound streetcar to the Pearl District where the walk begins. After walking through the Pearl District, we walk uphill on Summit Avenue to climb a 160-step staircase followed by a 131-step staircase. Continuing uphill we will enter the Pittock estate and spend some time wandering the mansion grounds enjoying views of downtown Portland, the Willamette and Columbia rivers and Cascade peaks, if the weather is cooperative. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way back.

Bring snacks and water. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are recommended.

Please purchase MAX fare before meeting at Gresham City Hall.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Mathews at 503-766-9443.

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Fernhill, Concordia Walk: Tue, May 28, 2019 9AM-5PM

05/28/2019 - 9:00am
05/28/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Fernhill, Concordia Walk: Tue, May 28, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, May 28, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 26 miles
  • Distance: 4.3 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 250 feet
  • Suggested donation per rider: $3
  • Trail condition: City sidewalks and gravel walks in the park

This is a 4.3-mile loop walk that will take us through North Portlands lovely and racially diverse Concord neighborhood, home to Fernhill Park, Ainsworth Linear Arboretum and Concordia University, and on into the adjoining Vernon neighborhood with its classic Alberta Park and 100-year-old homes. The walk starts and ends at the decommissioned Kennedy School built in 1915 and remodeled into a McMenamin Brothers' restaurant in 1997, with its reproductions of 15th century Florentine art. We will have lunch and tour the Kennedy School after eating. Bring water and snacks and wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes.

For more information about this hike please contact Judy or Howard Berg at 503-665-8008 or bergate@frontier.com.

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Artback Mural Walk and Christmas Lights Outing: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 1:30PM-8PM

12/18/2018 - 11:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Artback Mural Walk and Christmas Lights Outing: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 1:30PM-8PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 1:30PM-8PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 60 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Minimal
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

Please note: Everyone should park in the City Hall "visitor" parking spaces. Do not park in the gated, fenced parking area.

This scenic three-mile walk combines a stroll along the Clackamas River, with viewing of 14 murals in Historic Downtown Estacada. We will begin at the Estacada Community Center and head downhill to follow a paved path that leads to Timber Park. At the turnaround, well head back and uphill to "City Hall Plaza" for a break. After our break, well zig zag through town to see "The Tree of Life," "Early Trains of Estacada," and "The Longhouse," to name a few of the famous murals that chronicle the story of the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, we'll tour the Estacada Veterans Memorial Garden before checking out the shops on both sides of Broadway. Following our walk, we'll have dinner at the Cazadero Restaurant along the river.

After dinner, we'll drive 7 miles to the "Aspen Meadow Celebration of Lights" near Colton and enjoy strolling through over 150,000 lights in the country, complete with music, a fire pit, indoor and outdoor displays, and warm refreshments. This year's theme is "The Greatest is Love." Dress warmly and bring flashlights and your holiday cheer. There is no entrance fee, but a canned food donation for the Oregon Food Bank is appreciated.

For more information about this hike please contact Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or cummings0465@frontier.com.

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

Senior Healthy Hikers, Top Spur Hike: Thu, Aug 06, 2020 10AM-5PM

08/06/2020 - 10:00am
08/06/2020 - 5:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers, Top Spur Hike: Thu, Aug 06, 2020 10AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Aug 06, 2020 10AM-5PM-
Where: Meet at trailhead
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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: About 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Elevation gain: 1,200 feet
  • Trail conditions: Forest trail with rocks and roots
  • Round-trip travel: 84 miles

This hike on Bald Mountain is on the west side of Mt. Hood, up Lolo Pass Road. The trailhead starts at 3,900-foot elevation and climbs to 5,100-foot elevation. There are stunning views of Mt. Hood, wildflower meadows, and alpine streams. For the first half mile, the trail is rocky with exposed roots, climbing through old growth forest before joining the Timberline Trail. Soon there are views of the Muddy Fork of the Sandy River valley 2,000 feet below and wildflower meadows, with Mt. Hood just across the valley. We will have lunch at one of the view points. The trail passes through forested sections and open meadows.

Bring a lunch, snacks, and water. Hiking shoes/boots required. Sunscreen and insect repellent are also recommended. A National Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead. The road for the last 1.5 miles to the trailhead is gravel, with some potholes, but four-wheel drive is not necessary.

For more information about this hike please contact Linda Matthews at 503-766-9443 or lindaraematthews@gmail.com.

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

Senior Healthy Hikers, Lewisville Park Hike: Wed, Aug 19, 2020 10AM-5PM

08/19/2020 - 10:00am
08/19/2020 - 5:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
Senior Healthy Hikers, Lewisville Park Hike: Wed, Aug 19, 2020 10AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Aug 19, 2020 10AM-5PM
Where: Meet at trailhead
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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 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Elevation gain: 74 feet, with a few steep hills
  • Trail conditions: Packed dirt, some gravel, pavement
  • Round-trip travel: 54 miles
  • Parking fee: $3 per car

This hike begins at the Ponderosa I-3 parking area at Lewisville Park in Battleground, Wash. We will begin by crossing a bridge onto a river trail that leads to the park entrance and a grassy area to check out the unique birdhouses. Then we will follow a 12- to 15-foot-wide forest trail with rolling hills and many types of edible berries (be careful not to touch any stinging nettle plants). After 1½ miles, we will descend steeply from the forest trail to a paved path that parallels the Lewis River. Along the way, look for pygmy rabbits and Steller's Jays/ We will gather near the river to eat our lunch (restrooms available). Following lunch we will continue on a natural trail to see the rapids and then head back to our cars.

Bring water, snacks, and a sack lunch. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots are needed.

For more information about this hike please contact Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or cummings0465@frontier.com or Ron Janzen at 503-333-8419.

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

Senior Healthy Hikers, Lookout Mountain Hike: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 10AM-5PM

08/25/2020 - 10:00am
08/25/2020 - 5:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
SSenior Healthy Hikers, Lookout Mountain Hike: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 10AM-5PM Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 10AM-5PM
Where: Meet at trailhead
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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: 2.9 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 565 feet
  • Trail conditions: Packed dirt, rocky in places
  • Round-trip travel: Approximately 125 miles

This hike starts at the 6,525-foot level, so there could be snow patches on the trail. The hike climbs through subalpine meadows to the scarp of Lookout Mountain, then follows the shoulder of the peak through stunted forests until reaching open slopes, rock pinnacles, and expansive views of Mount Hood. At the summit, on a clear day, views of Mt. Jefferson and the Three Sisters are visible to the east, and Mt. Rainier to the north.

Plan to bring water and snacks, along with a sack lunch to enjoy at the summit. Wear good hiking shoes and sunscreen or a hat for the sun, since there is no tree cover at the top. Hiking poles could be helpful, but not necessary.

For more information about this hike please contact Mary Ann Buck at 971-344-1946 or buckbanter@gmail.com.

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

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