Favorite Hikes


Barked: Mon Jan 21, '08 4:02pm PST 
Post your favorite hikes here!

To make it easier for reference later, please post one location/trail head at a time with the name at the top. If there are things people should know about the area, please be sure to include that as well (rules, conditions, etc.).


Counter surfing- is an art
Barked: Mon Jan 21, '08 10:09pm PST 
Probably the Linear Park/Stub Stewart park trails. We usually start out at the Buxton trail head and head towards Stub Stewart. If you go in the other direction the trail only goes for about two miles before it hits a shady looking gravel road. There's one house along the way that has some sign about shooting trespassers or something. I turned around after I saw that!

If you follow the trail a few miles in the good direction you'll eventually cross the road that leads into Stub Stewart. I keep Heffner leashed when we're at the trailhead and crossing any roads because it's technically an on-leash area. I've never seen another dog stay on leash there though. The only thing to watch out for are horses if your dog isn't a fan. Horses are allowed on the trail as well.


Please feed me!
Barked: Tue Jan 22, '08 5:44pm PST 
best every day hike - hands down - the Wildwood, starting at the trailhead on NW Germantown Road

it's about 10 minutes away, and has miles and miles and miles of options

it can be very muddy in the rainy season, though

it is leash-required, as are most places, but most runners/hikers I see on the trail have dogs, and most of those dogs are off-leash. caveat being that most of the dogs are more well-behaved than is the norm.

while some of the trails allow bikes/horses, the wildwood itself is foot traffic only.

Edited by author Tue Jan 22, '08 5:47pm PST


Barked: Thu Jan 24, '08 4:53pm PST 
I wasn't sure where Wildwood was so I did some research and found this link: http://www.oregonlive.com/portlandoregon/oregonian/related.ssf?/outd oors/hiking/hike08.html

Just in case there are other people who don't know where it is...