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

08/19/2020 - 10:00am
08/19/2020 - 5:00pm
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 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