Social Distancing Hike Options:  Easy

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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at 13091 SE Evening Star Dr for “Neighbors”
“Neighbors” takes us through the Happy Valley Heights neighborhood to the duck pond, through Wexford and back past the Happy Valley Nursery.  Easy walk with a couple of hills, generally minor elevation changes.  2.3 miles at a casual pace.  Dog and stroller friendly.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at City Hall on 162nd and Misty for “Taralon2”
This is an easy 2.6 mile hike winding through some of the newest trails around “Taralon”.  Casual pace, mostly flat topography.  Stroller, kid and dog friendly.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at New Seasons on 162nd and Sunnyside
This is our 4 mile, difficult hike along Shadow Ridge Trail and through the Sunrise Heights neighborhoods.  Two significant climbs, paved and wood chip trails.  Looking to maintain a moderate pace.  Not stroller friendly, but “Bob” approved.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at the Happy Valley Park Splash Pad for “Walker’s Walk”
4 mile, challenging hike that runs up over the north side of Scouter’s Mountain and to the top of Clatsop Ridge.  Difficult with significant elevation changes.  Stroller friendly if you have the upper body strength.  Fast pace—recommended for ‘aggressive’ hikers.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at the Splash Pad in Happy Valley Park for “Casual”
This will be an easy hike with minimal elevation changes, covering just under 2-1/2 miles.  We’ll keep the pace relatively slow, so this should take around an hour.  Good hike for beginners to see the park and check out the group.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at 13091 SE Evening Star Dr for “HV Park Stroll”
“HV Park Stroll” takes us through the Happy Valley Heights neighborhood to the duck pond, and over to the Happy Valley Park wetlands.  Easy walk with a couple of hills and minor elevation changes.  2.5 miles at a casual pace.  Dog and stroller friendly.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at the Scouters Mountain parking lot for “Scouters 2”
One of our newest hikes!  We’ll meet at the old Boy Scout lodge at the top of SE Honor Way for a difficult 3.3 mile hike.  Significant elevation changes and a variety of surfaces.  No dogs are allowed in the nature park.  Park in the main lot, then walk up to the start point at the old lodge (covered picnic area).
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at the Happy Valley Library 13793 SE Sieben Pkwy
“HV Library” is a casual walk through the neighborhoods south of Sunnyside.  Easy hike with minor elevation changes, 2.0 miles.   Should be fine for all abilities, slow paced and OK for dogs and strollers.  Hiking shoes recommended, as some trails are gravel.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at 13091 SE Evening Star Drive for “Spring Mountain”
This is a serious exercise hike!  3.8 miles, very difficult with significant elevation changes.  We’ll head to the top of Spring Mountain and all the way around the base.  Dirt trails, so hiking shows recommended.  Dog friendly.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at 13091 SE Evening Star Drive for “By the Creek”
“By the Creek” takes us by the Happy Valley Nursery,  along William Otty Drive, and down to Mt. Scott Creek.  2.1 easy miles with a couple of slight inclines.  Should be fine for all abilities, slow paced and OK for dogs and strollers.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at the Mt. Talbert parking lot (north)
We’ll explore the north side of Mt. Talbert Nature Park, meeting in the parking lot by Miramont Apartments.  This is a very difficult hike, so be prepared for some significant elevation changes and a medium pace covering around 3.5 miles.  No dogs or strollers.
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Social Distancing Hike Options:  Difficult

Text Box: Hike on your own:  Start at City Hall on 162nd and Misty for “Hidden Falls”
Heading through Taralon to check out the new Hidden Falls Park.  Some hills in the middle, but generally accessible to all.  Moderate pace, stroller, kid and dog friendly.  Should be around 3 miles total.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start behind Sunnyside Cleaners (102nd and Sunnyside) for “Staircase”
“Staircase” is a difficult neighborhood walk running through Eagle’s Landing, up the stairs on Lenore to the top of Mt. Scott and back through the neighborhoods.  Significant elevation changes,  3.9 miles at a medium pace.  Dogs and kids welcome.
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Text Box: Hike on your own: Start at 13091 SE Evening Star Drive for “Two Hills”
Getting out for some serious exercise.  We’ll head down by Mt. Scott Creek, up through the Nature Park on Mt. Scott and finish by heading up Spring Mountain.  4+ miles, difficult with significant elevation changes.  You are welcome to park in the driveway.  Dog friendly.
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This web site is terribly antiquated, so no snarky comments.  I just wanted to make sure you have hiking options during these strange days.  Feel free to reach out via text or e-mail for any additional information or for walking ideas in the area.  Wishing you good health and happiness.  Stay safe!