Tuesday, October 23, 2007
SE ~ Gresham Butte Saddle Trail
Date visited: October 17, 2007
Agency: City of Gresham
Path Surface: Gravel
Elevation gain/loss: 200 feet
Distance: 2.6 miles
Ratings: Setting ++ Calorie-burning +++
Directions: Access from either end of the trail. From Powell Blvd, turn south on Towle Avenue or Regner Rd. Parking on the street is available on either end—at Southwest 19th Drive off Towle Avenue or Southeast 19th Drive off Regner Road.
Fall is a great time to take this trail because of the abundance of deciduous trees. Formerly an old logging road, the trail traverses the saddle between Gresham and Towle Buttes and Gabbert Hill. Pretty much a straight shot through the woods, go out and back for the full mileage, and expect some climbing. In addition to the hills, there's plenty of room to roam the neighborhood streets surrounding the trail for some additional calorie expenditure. There appears to be other trails that branch off from the main trail—we did not take them, but will explore another day. The Springwater Corridor path is also nearby.
Map (page 2 of the document)