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Day 11: Wildwood Trail Trip Report

Day 11: Wildwood Trail Trip Report

    For many years, I’ve wanted to do the 30-mile long Wildwood Trail in Forest Park a day. But like Portland locals, I haven’t done it because the Wildwood requires a full day’s dedication, and (I justify) if I’m going to spend a whole day hiking, I might...
Portland Urban Hike Day 9: Hidden Trails in the West

Portland Urban Hike Day 9: Hidden Trails in the West

    Last night, we stayed with my friend Heather, whose positive attitude turned around our day. We had dinner on what she called “Trendy-third street” (NW 23rd) where I actually chose not to get Salt & Straw Ice cream because the line was curled around...
Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Portland Urban Hike Day 8

Miles: 12.5 miles Starting: Grant Park Ending: Nob Hill Neighborhoods Visited: Grant Park,  Irvington, Steel Bridge, Old Town, Chinatown, Downtown, PSU, Goose Hollow, Southwest Hills, Burnside Bridge, Morrison Bridge, Nob Hill So…for the 1st time in 7 urban...
Trip Report Urban Hike Day 4

Trip Report Urban Hike Day 4

This was the day I was looking forward to the most—an extremified version of the classic Portland urban hike, the 4 T Trail—a ~4 mile hike that takes travelers via trolley, train, trail, and tram in a loop through the west side of the city. In addition to...
Portland Urban Hike Day 3

Portland Urban Hike Day 3

A cool thing about urban thru-hiking is how easy it is for your friends to join you along on a trip. This morning, my good friend Allgood and his four-legged friend Karluk met us in the morning as we walked through the beautiful iconic Mt. Tabor neighborhood. Portland...