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Singletrack open to horses, bikes, and hikers along the Sandy River and then along the base of Alder Ridge.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

203' 62 m

High

101' 31 m

Low

104' 32 m

Up

3' 1 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming

Family Friendly An easy trail with access to the river, campsites, and forest.

Description

This trail begins just east of the main campground at the M Intersection, close to the river's level. The large sandbank here is a good spot to access the water. An old moss-covered picnic area can be found a short ways along at "K."

You'll then head south along the edge of the river with a number of good views to the east and lush forest to the west. A gravel road/trail at Group Camp 2 can be used as a shortcut back to the campground. The park brochure shows the trail turning into the forest before a small creek (easily passable but not bridged), but it actually crosses the creek before turning in (at J Intersection).

The trail then follows the base of Alder Ridge through the dense forest. For a short section, it will share the gavel road that leads to Group Camp 2 before becoming singletrack again. At the very end the trail climbs a small amount above Group Camp 1 before ending at G intersection with the Service Road Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Metro Parks

Shared By:

Karl W

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Photos

An Osprey soaring above the river. It's nest is at the top of a tree on the other side of the river
Apr 21, 2019 near Gresham, OR
Flowers along the edge of Sandy River
Apr 21, 2019 near Gresham, OR
A deer chomping on some leaves
Apr 21, 2019 near Sandy, OR

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