Wednesday, August 22, 2007

NE ~ Glendoveer Golf Course

Date visited: August 15, 2007
Agency: Metro
Path Surface: Wood chip trail
Elevation gain/loss: 40 feet
Distance: Two miles
Ratings: Setting ++ Calorie-burning ++
Directions: From NE Halsey in Portland, turn south onto NE 148th to a parking lot at the corner.

Alternating between woodsy patches and views of the emerald golf course, this loop trail is a popular spot for joggers and walkers. NO DOGS OR BICYCLES are permitted.

We choose a counterclockwise direction because the hill is more gradual, but if you are in for a bit of huffing, by all means leave the parking lot to go clockwise. Unfortunately, any way you go, traffic noise is present for ¾ of the route. The trail is easy to follow and you will likely have lots of company. Urban birds are present and squirrels bounce along right at your feet. One small section of the trail is on asphalt as you climb toward the golf course parking lot, and you then must traverse that parking lot to get to the continuation of the path on the other side. From there, continue on, round the corner and head down the hill to where you left your car.

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