Trail News: Conditions, Trip Reports and Portland Hikes Schedule

Every week Whenever I can, which I hope is pretty much weekly, I am going to post information helpful to people planning hikes near Portland. I’ll call it the Portland Hikes Conditions and Schedule Page, or maybe something more clever.

The idea is that if you want to go hiking this weekend, you might want to know where the snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and the bugs are biting. And you might want some folks to go hiking with.

So let’s try this. I am totally open to feedback on this; post a comment below.

Trail Conditions as of July 4, 2013

Silver Star Mountain and other Portland hikes are starting to bloom.
It is “go” time on Silver Star Mountain!

Full disclosure: Much of this comes from the wonderful site, where I post as OneSpeed. They also have a great Field Guide where you can look for hike descriptions. Other sources are my own experiences, reports from friends, and maybe you.

Hikes Close to Portland:

A Little Farther Afield:

Random Bits of News:

Oregon coast hikes are now more accessible by public bus.
Appearing soon, through a bus window near you?

Love a Trail

The fine folks at Trailkeepers of Oregon will be maintaing a local favorite, the Mirror Lake Trail, on July 13. Sign up here to show some love and affection for the trails we all love so much.

Join a Hiking Group

Portland hikes schedule.
Looking for a Portland hike to join? This could be you.

Maybe you want to go hiking but either don’t know where to go, don’t have a car, or don’t have a crowd of hiking friends? Check out one of these groups for weekend, and the occasional weekday, outings.

Anything else I should know about? Leave a comment or get in touch!

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