Randy May Family in Hillsboro Oregon

October 21, 2008

Hillsboro Trails & Hillsboro Parks

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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

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This is a great afternoon hangout in Hillsboro Oregon. The kids love it and it an easy way to et out without getting out.. of town that is.

Cascade Head Trail Hike near Lincoln City Oregon

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Coastal hike: We’ll start at the south end of the Cascade Head Trail just north of Lincoln City, and hike 6.5 miles through old-growth experimental forest established in 1934. We’ll be traversing wetlands replete with false hellebore, oxalis, and cattails, then climbing through awe-inspiring old-growth Douglas fir and Sitka spruce; the trees are truly huge! Occasional stumps, snags, and trunks bear scars from a stand-replacement fire that burned much of the northern Coast Range in the 1840’s. After a brief stroll along the ridge crest, the path drops gradually through a somewhat denser stand of fir, spruce, and bigleaf maple. The trail follows a creek closely for the last half-mile; we’ll place a shuttle car at the north end of it. Total elevation gain: 1200 feet. Difficulty: Moderate. Hiking time: 3-4 hours. Dogs can be off-leash, but should be well-behaved and on voice command. Northwest Forest Pass required for drivers’ cars.

I have done this trail with a group of Boy Scouts and it was a blast.  There is great scenery and over-looks.  Cars can not park at the north end over-night.  Since we wanted to camp on the trail over night, it required an extra driver to drop or shuttle or in our case, someone willing to start on the south end and hike in to meet us.  Great hike!  It is a good hike with kids and the inexperienced.

October 19, 2008

Bikes Rides in Beaverton Oreognton Parkws

Filed under: Biking Hillsboro Oregon — rmay4 @ 7:58 am

http://www.thprd.org/parks/parkmap.cfm Here is the big map with all the Beaverton Area parks and 25 miles of bike paths!!!

Here is a link to Beaverton in general http://www.el.com/to/beaverton/.Manage

Here is the .PDF for the Fanno Trails and Parks in Beaverton Oregon. http://www.thprd.org/pdfs/parks/fannocreekbrochure.pdf

All Beaverton Parks http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/community/parks.aspx

A $6 bike map of Portland Oreogn, yes I know this is a Beaverton post…

Bike Ride Routes In Hillsboro Oregon

Filed under: Biking Hillsboro Oregon — rmay4 @ 7:17 am

This looks like a good route to try: http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-states/or/hillsboro/524316902

I plan on trying it tomorrow and atleast checking it out.  There looks to be a few good places to ride around the Rock Creek Greenway.

Here are more links concerning the Rock Creek Greenway:

Click to access rockcreekgreenway.pdf

Click to access 07422_Hillsboro2DLSM.pdf


Click to access RockCreekTrail.pdf

Here is local and easy Hillsboro Bike Map from the localTourde Park event designed to tour severalof the Hillsboro City Parks on an easy and fun ride for the whole family. http://www.tourdeparks.com/route.html

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