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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Cooper Mountain Nature Park Hike: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 9AM-5PM

12/31/2019 - 9:00am
12/31/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Cooper Mountain Nature Park Hike: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Dec 31, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: Approximately 3 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 373 feet
  • Trail conditions: Wide, smooth gravel trail
  • Round-trip travel: 60
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7

This is a moderate, three-mile loop hike near Aloha, Oregon. The trails are wide, graveled and smooth. The hike has views of the Tualatin Valley and Chehalem Mountain. There are plenty of native trees, including oak, maple and firs, along with lots of wildlife. We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant after the hike.

Bring water and snacks for the trail. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended.

For more information about this hike please contact Bob Criteser at 503-807-1160 or bocr41@gmail.com or Sandy Anderson at 503-709-4190 or sandya14@msn.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.

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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Mary S Young State Park Loop Hike: Thu, Nov 07, 2019 9AM-5PM

11/07/2019 - 9:00am
11/07/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Mary S Young State Park Loop Hike: Thu, Nov 07, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Nov 07, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 300 feet
  • Trail conditions: Paved
  • Round-trip travel: 42 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $5

From the parking lot we will head into the woods several dog firs, big leaf maples, and western hemlock. There are wooden steps to a boardwalk down to Turkey Creek. We will go along the Willamette River to a floating bridge to Cedar Island. We will be having lunch at the Linn City Pub across the street.

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

For more information about this hike please contact Bernice Jordan at 503-887-5245 or olliesmom2001@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, Cazadero Trail Hike: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 9AM-5PM

11/20/2019 - 9:00am
11/20/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Cazadero Trail Hike: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Nov 20, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation gain: 200 feet
  • Trail conditions: Old gravel railroad bed and dirt trail
  • Round-trip travel: 8 miles
  • Suggested donation per rider: $1

This is a four-mile out-and-back hike that follows the old Historic Oregon Water Power Railway Co. rail line from Boring to Barton. The trail is a continuation of the Springwater Trail from Gresham. Like the Springwater Trail before it was paved, it is an old railroad gravel bed. The trail goes along the North Fork of Deep Creek. After 2.25 miles, we will turn around and hike back up the trail to Boring. After the hike we will stop at the Red Apple restaurant in Boring for lunch.

Bring a snack and water for the trail. Hiking boots and warm rain gear are recommended.

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, Gresham Butte Hike: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 10AM-5PM

06/19/2019 - 10:00am
06/19/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Gresham Butte Hike: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 10AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Jun 19, 2019 10AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 5 miles
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 200 feet
  • Suggested donation per rider: $1
  • Trail condition: Pavement; in the woods, partially graveled, partially dirt trails

This four-mile loop hike starts on the Springwater Trail at the Main Street Park in Gresham, then proceeds to a neighborhood, then the woods and back to the neighborhood. The only real elevation gain is in the short part of the woods. Wear sturdy walking shoes; poles are optional. After the hike,we will have lunch at the Cedarville Inn.

For more information about this hike please contact Bernice Jordan at 503-887-5245 or olliesmom2001@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, Luscher Farm-Cooks Butte Loop Hike: Thu, Jun 06, 2019 9AM-5PM

06/06/2019 - 9:00am
06/06/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Luscher Farm-Cooks Butte Loop Hike: Thu, Jun 06, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, Jun 06, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 74 miles
  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 385 feet (elevation gain concentrated going up and over Cooks Butte)
  • Suggested donation per rider: $7
  • Trail condition: Includes paved trail, dirt trail and some sidewalks

This hike encompasses greenspaces and forests, as well as suburban streets, to make the loop. Well visit the gardens at Luscher Farms,which includes Rogerson Clematis Garden and the Organic Demonstration Garden, with many colorful blooms, especially dahlias, zinnias and sunflowers, as well as the whimsical scarecrows exhibiting a variety of sartorial tastes posed throughout. From there, well walk through a meadow and then head up the slopes of Cooks Buttea Boring volcano. Then we will complete the loop by descending the Butte on neighborhood streets.

After the hike, we will have lunch at the Cask and Keg Public House in West Linn. Bring a snack and water. Sturdy hiking shoes and trekking poles, if you use them, 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, Catherine Creek Wildflower Hike: Thu, May 09, 2019 9AM-5PM

05/09/2019 - 9:00am
05/09/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Catherine Creek Wildflower Hike: Thu, May 09, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Thu, May 09, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 120 miles
  • Distance: 4 miles
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Elevation gain: 500 feet
  • Suggested donation per rider: $12 (plus share of $2 bridge toll each way)
  • Trail condition: Begins with steep gravel trail, then becomes rocky and uneven in places

Catherine Creek is a popular and beautiful area on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. We will hike the upper part of the area first, which is about three miles. After returning to the cars, we will enjoy our lunches. There are no tables. After lunch, we will walk the lower part of the area,which is a paved trail with great views and usually lots of flowers. Bring snacks, water and lunch. We recommend long pants, boots/shoes with sturdy soles and poles. This area is exposed to weather, so dress accordingly. Be prepared for ticks, snakes and poison oak.

For more information about this hike please contact Bob Criteser at 503-807-1160 or Sandy Anderson at 503-709-4190.

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, Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Walk: Mon, May 13, 2019 9AM-5PM

05/13/2019 - 9:00am
05/13/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers,Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Walk: Mon, May 13, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Mon, May 13, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 28 miles
  • Distance: 3.5 to 4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Minimal
  • Suggested donation per rider: $3
  • Trail condition: Mostly packed dirt and sidewalk

After leaving Gresham City Hall, well park at the Safeway on Woodstock Boulevard and 45th Street and use their rest rooms. Then well walk a few blocks to Reed Lake below the college and hike through a nature preserve, where the entire trail is packed dirt. Since it may be muddy after a rain, sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. A walking stick may help as well, since there is some up and down.

Please note that this walk through the Crystal Springs Garden is on a Monday, when the $5 per-person entry fee is waived. Once we arrive at the garden, we can go our separate ways for about 45 minutes or so, and then we can re-group at the entry gate and continue. There is only one way into and out of the park, so we should have no problem. Well discuss it there and make a final decision.

Afterwards, well walk through some of the local neighborhoods, which have some nice architecture and a Save The Giants initiative (more on that when we get there). As usual, bring water and snacks to enjoy prior to having lunch at the Double Mountain Tap Room on Woodstock Boulevard.

For more information about this hike please contact Steve or 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

City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Portland Willamette Waterfront Walk: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 9AM-5PM

04/17/2019 - 9:00am
04/17/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Portland Willamette Waterfront Walk: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Wed, Apr 17, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: By MAX light rail
  • Distance: 2.6 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: Nominal
  • Suggested donation per rider: $5 (under 65); $2.50 (65 and older)

We will ride MAX into Portland and begin the walk down the newly refurbished Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade. With any luck, the trees will be in bloom for this early spring outing. We will walk along the Willamette and cross the river on the Hawthorne Bridge and then walk along Governor Tom McCalls Waterfront Park. We will stop for lunch in a downtown Portland restaurant, and then complete the loop, crossing the Steel Bridge back to where we will catch MAX for the trip back to Gresham.

Park your car at the City Hall MAX station and then meet in Gresham City Hall to sign in. Please purchase your all-day MAX ticket in advance so that we can all board the train shortly after 9:00 AM. As always, dress for the weather.

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, Mount Talbert Nature Park Hike: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 9AM-5PM

04/30/2019 - 9:00am
04/30/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Mount Talbert Nature Park Hike: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking!. Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Apr 30, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 23 miles
  • Distance: 3.5 - 4 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Elevation gain: 400 feet
  • Suggested donation per rider: 3
  • Trail condition: Uneven ground with some poison oak

This will be a 3.5-mile loop in Mount Talbert Nature Park, which is a mixture of oak forest and upland prairie. There are lots of interesting plants and occasional views in different directions. At 750 feet, Mount Talbert is the largest volcanic lava dome in the area. There will be some hill climbing as we go to the top and around and then back down. There is poison oak along the trail, so be aware. Sturdy hiking shoes, poles, water, and a snack are suggested.

Bring your lunch, as we will have a picnic lunch at the picnic shelter at the trailhead.

For more information about this hike please contact Suzan Wells at 503-351-6766 or swells53@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, Trail of Shrines Hike: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 9AM-5PM

03/26/2019 - 9:00am
03/26/2019 - 5:00pm
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City of Gresham Senior Healthy Hikers, Trail of Shrines Hike: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 9AM-5PM. Let's Go Walking! Info here!

Let's Go Walking!

When: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 9AM-5PM
Where: Meet at Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
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  • Round-trip travel: 80 miles
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Elevation gain: 250 feet
  • Suggested donation per rider: $8

This hike begins at 880 feet on the slopes of Dixie Mountain, where in 1936 the Vedanta Society of Portland, a Hindu organization, purchased 120 acres. In 1954 the Society built the first Hindu temple in the Pacific Northwest on this property. A web of meditative trails lead to eight shrines representing the world's major religions. The Native American shrine is the largest, built to resemble a gigantic crouched
eagle and spans almost 50 feet from wing tip to wing tip. We'll hike to all the shrines, hidden in the forest, and explore some of the clear-cut areas overlooking South Scappoose Valley. Sturdy hiking shoes and poles are recommended. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. We will have lunch at Fultanos Pizza in Scappoose (salad bar, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, and more).

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 or ronjanzen1@me.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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