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Park Loop Trail, OR

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Loop 1.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 357 feet
Elevation Gain 228 feet
Accumulated Gain 330 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 2.9
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   May, Jun, Jul, Aug → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  7:13am - 4:37pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
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300 ft
Powell Butte Trail
5.6 mi away
4.0 mi
Tryon Creek State Park
5.7 mi away
4.0 mi
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Oaks Bottom
6.3 mi away
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Mount Tabor
6.3 mi away
2.8 mi
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Willamette River
8.6 mi away
11.0 mi
Marquam Nature Park Loop Trail
8.6 mi away
8.0 mi
1,500 ft
Marquam Trail to Council Crest
8.9 mi away
3.7 mi
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Lazy Loop
by keepmoving

Overview: Entering from any of the trailheads that surround Mt Talbert Nature Park, the first trail one will encounter is the loop trail. Depending on your destination, you can either follow the trail around the perimeter of the park to do a simple loop, or use it to access one of the trails deeper in the park. The trail is well worn, easy to follow, and suitable for hikers of all experience levels. Even families with young children can enjoy the trail as it winds its way around Mt. Talbert.

Warning: The Loop Trail can become extremely muddy and slippery following a rainstorm, or during the wintertime.


Hike: After entering the park from one of the 6 access points, the first trail you will encounter is the Loop Trail. Every junction along the trail is marked on a sign post with a small maps that makes route finding extremely simple. As you follow the trail around the perimeter of the park, you will catch occasional glimpses through the trees of the developments that have encroached upon the park. However, the trail feels much more detached from the city than it really is. If you have are tempted to get farther away from the city, you can always follow one of the trails that leads towards the summit of Mt. Talbert.

keepmoving

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
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    Directions
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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Although there are 6 access points to the park, the best parking area is located off of Mather Rd. To reach the Mather Rd Trailhead, take exit 14 on I205 for Sunnybrooke Blvd. Turn east on Sunnybrooke Blvd, then immediately turn south on 97th Avenue. Follow 97th Avenue for almost a mile and continue as it turns into Mather Rd. Follow Mather Rd for .2 miles, the trailhead is marked on the north side of the rd.
    page created by keepmoving on Feb 10 2013 4:52 pm
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