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Senior Healthy Hikers - Cazadero Trail Hike, Boring: Tue, Dec 29, 2020 10AM-2PM

12/29/2020 - 10:00am
12/29/2020 - 2:00pm
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Senior Healthy Hikers - Cazadero Trail Hike, Boring: Tue, Dec 29, 2020 10AM-2PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Dec 29, 2020 10AM-2PM
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: 3.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Minimal
  • Trail conditions: Packed dirt through forest, some gravel
  • Round-trip travel: Approximately 16 miles

Since weather at the end of December is unpredictable and possibly icy, this out-and-back hike is appropriate because it.s level, but is still a nice walk through a forest on both sides of the trail. If the weather cooperates, we can take a side trail that has some ups and downs. As always, keep the weather in mind and bring poles, as needed. Sturdy hiking boots and, of course, appropriate clothing are also highly recommended. You will probably want to bring water and snacks.

Unfortunately, there are no restroom facilities at the trailhead and since Boring is a very small town, there are no fast food restaurants or supermarkets, so please take appropriate measures prior to your arrival.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, lunch will have to be decided closer to the hike date. We.ll get something out with the driving directions a few days prior to the hike. A local restaurant in Boring called Red Apple serves American and Chinese food. They have booths for four, and as of mid-October, every other one is closed off for safety. They open at 11:00 for lunch, so those who want to go will be the first ones in and can choose appropriate seating. Those not wanting to eat indoors can choose to have a brown-bag tailgate at the trail.

For more information about this hike please contact Steve and Micky Solcz at 503-367-8483 or steve.solcz@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, 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
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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
Get Map!

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, 40-Mile Loop Trail Hike: Thu, Mar 05, 2020 10AM-5PM

03/05/2020 - 10:00am
03/05/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, 40-Mile Loop Trail Hike: Thu, Mar 05, 2020 10AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Mar 05, 2020 10AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: About 5.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 50 feet
  • Trail conditions: Compact dirt, gravel, and some paved surfaces
  • Round-trip travel: 15 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $2 (no parking pass required)

Planning of the 40-Mile Loop started in the early 1900s and later grew into 140 miles. Obviously, many changes over the century connected the Springwater Trail and over 30 city parks. We will walk 5.5 miles or more of this original 40-Mile Loop Trail in Troutdale, where we will view the newly completed I-84 bridge. Most of the hike is on level surface along the Sandy River, with views of the river.

Lunch will be at some restaurant in Troutdale, to be determined later. Participants are advised to have water, snacks for the trail, and proper clothing for the weather of the day. Sturdy hiking shoes and hiking poles are recommended for this easy hike.

For more information about this hike please contact Kuldip Dhadwal at 805-509-0697 or kuldipdhadwal@hotmail.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, Springwater Trail Hike from Boring to Rugg Road: Thu, Jan 09, 2020 9AM-5PM

01/09/2020 - 9:00am
01/09/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Springwater Trail Hike from Boring to Rugg Road: Thu, Jan 09, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Jan 09, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Springwater Trail Hike from Boring to Rugg Road

  • Distance: Approximately 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 100 feet
  • Trail conditions: Pavement
  • Round-trip travel: 8 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $1

We will drive to Boring and park at the Boring trailhead, where parking and restrooms are available. We will start our walk on this section of the Springwater Trail, the last section to be paved back in 2013. We will walk west to Rugg Road, where we will turn around and return to our cars at the Boring trailhead. We will then drive back to Gresham and have lunch at a local downtown restaurant.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Since the walk is all on paved sections of the Springwater Trail, wear shoes that are comfortable for walking on asphalt. Umbrellas may be necessary, depending upon the weather, since the trail has no tree canopy.

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Rock Creek Trail Hike - Cherry Lane Trailhead to Rock Creek Park: Wed, Jan 15, 2020 9AM-5

01/15/2020 - 9:00am
01/15/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Rock Creek Trail Hike - Cherry Lane Trailhead to Rock Creek Park: Wed, Jan 15, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Jan 15, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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Rock Creek Trail Hike - Cherry Lane Trailhead to Rock Creek Park

  • Distance: 3.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Nominal
  • Trail conditions: Paved pathway and boardwalk
  • Round-trip travel: 62 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

This trek will take us along a paved pathway that follows Rock Creek from the Cherry Lane Trailhead through Orchard Park to Rock Creek Park and back through natural greenspaces, occasionally skirting residential and corporate complexes. The restroom facility is a semi-permanent portable toilet at Cherry
Lane Park, with another at Orchards Park. After our hike we will drive a short distance to BJâs Brewhouse for lunch.

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

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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers,Wildwood Trail Hike - Zoo to Barbara Walker Crossing: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 9AM-5PM

01/28/2020 - 9:00am
01/28/2020 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Wildwood Trail Hike - Zoo to Barbara Walker Crossing: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 400 feet
  • Trail conditions: Forest trail
  • Round-trip travel: MAX light rail
  • All-day MAX ticket: $5 (under age 65) or $2.50 (age 65 and over)

We will take the MAX train from Gresham City Hall to the Zoo station. We will hike approximately 4.5 miles on the Wildwood Trail, through the Arboretum, to the new bridge across Burnside, and return on the same path, passing the Japanese Gardens and the Vietnam Memorial. We will then take the MAX downtown and stop at a restaurant for lunch.

Trails may be muddy, but are in otherwise good shape in this part of the park. Bring water and snacks for the trail. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Poles are optional.

For more information about this hike please contact Bob Criteser at 503-807-1160 or bocr41@gmail.com or Sandy Anderson at 503-761-1375.

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, Wahclella Falls Trail Hike: Thu, Dec 05, 2019 9AM-5PM

12/05/2019 - 9:00am
12/05/2019 - 5:00pm
Etc/GMT-8
City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers:, Wahclella Falls Trail Hike Thu, Dec 05, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Dec 05, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 2.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 320 feet
  • Trail conditions: Wide, flat gravel walkway to 1/4-mile, then forest trail with some exposed rocks. Trail can be muddy during/after rain. Part of the trail is narrow and steep at times.
  • Round-trip travel: 70
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

Wahclella Falls trail recently reopened after the Eagle Creek fire. It is a short hike with two waterfalls, three foot bridges and one set of stairs of around 20 steps. The first part of the trail is flat to the first footbridge. It is under cover of cottonwoods, alders, big leaf maples and Douglas firs. There is small dam and a fish ladder managed by Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Munra Falls is on the side of the first wooden bridge. The trail narrows and climbs up to the highest point of the trail; alongside are steep drops to the right of the trail with views of the creek below. After a couple of switchbacks we come to the second bridge over the creek. From here you start to see enormous boulders on both sides of the creek. The trail climbs up past huge boulders to the third footbridge and a close-up view of Wahclella Falls, which falls into the amphitheater. There you see the power of the 65-foot waterfall. We'll have lunch at Bridgeside Restaurant in Cascade Locks.

Bring water and snacks for the trail and sturdy hiking shoes and poles are recommended. There are
portable toilets at the trail head.

For more information about this hike please contact Kuldip Dhadwal at 805-509-0697 or kuldipdhadwal@hotmail.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 Miracle of a Million Lights Christmas Lights and Peninsula Park Walk: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 1:30PM-9PM

12/18/2019 - 1:30pm
12/18/2019 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham Miracle of a Million Lights Christmas Lights and Peninsula Park Walk: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 1:30PM-9PM. A holiday 'must see'! Info here!

A Holiday "Must See"!

When: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 1:30PM-9PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Nominal
  • Trail conditions: Mostly pavement with a small section of gravel trail in the park.
  • Round-trip travel: By MAX
  • Suggested donation per rider: TriMet fare required

This fun afternoon and evening will begin with a MAX Blue Line ride to the Moda Center stop where we will get off and walk a short distance to get on the MAX Yellow Line to ride to our next stop at Killingsworth. Here we will walk a 2.3-mile loop along the PCC-Cascade Campus and through the Humbolt Neighborhood to Peninsula Park. We'll walk through the beautiful 1913-era park and rose garden and into the Peidmont Neighborhood. Here, we will walk past the award-winning housing development, Villa St. Rose, which was once a Catholic convent and girls school Next, we'll head back to the MAX line and ride to the Kenton Neighborhood. After a photo-op with the Paul Bunyan statue, we will walk about two blocks to our dinner destination at the Kenton Station Pub. After dinner we will walk a few blocks to the historic Victorian Belle Mansion for our Christmas lights viewing. You'll be able to tour the mansion and walk the 2.5-acre estate that will be filled with twinkling lights and Christmas decorations. In addition, this year they are hosting a local artisan Christmas Market, there will be live music and holiday food and drink available for purchase from the Victorian Belle kitchen. Tickets to the venue are $8 for adults and $4 for seniors. Tickets are available at the door. On-line tickets will be available at a future date. We will send out the on-line ticket information when it becomes available. After our visit to the Victorian Belle, we will head back to the Kenton MAX station for the ride back to Gresham (Yellow MAX line then transfer to Blue MAX line). Our walking between the Blue MAX line and the Yellow MAX line (both ways), around the Peninsula Park loop, to dinner in Kenton, to the Victorian Belle and back to the MAX station equals about 4 miles total walking for the afternoon/evening.

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

Note: Note the afternoon start time. Please purchase your fare for the MAX ride prior to meeting in City Hall. Do not park in the back fenced area at City Hall; it gets locked at night. We suggest you park in the park and ride lot by the Gresham City Hall MAX station.

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

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