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Powell Butte Natural Area

Take a short hike to the top of this Butte with amazing vistas in all directions.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is a short hike with some great views and a picnic table at the top. This park has multi-use trails but mountain bikers should... more »

Tips:  Directions:
Parking is located at the intersection of SE 162nd & Powell Blvd south of Rte 26 and the town of Gresham, OR.

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

Parking is free and you will start out on the Mountain View Trail to the top of the Butte for some views.

2. Top of the Butte

Here you will find a picnic table to relax at. From here I've made a variation of hte Wild Hawthorne Equestrian Trail off the Orchard Loop Trail

3. Take a right onto the Wild Hawthorn Trail

Follow this into the woods to the south. It is a horse trail so look out for "splatter". Follow this south until you reach the Springwater Corridor Trail (I have another guide for that).

4. Pioneeer Orchard Trail

From here follow the Pioneer Orchard hiking/biking trail back for a change of scenery.

5. Orchard Loop Trail

You are now back on the Orchard Loop trail. Take a right.

6. Wildhorse Trail

You can head back to the mountain view trail form here or continue down the Wildhorse trail for a change of scenery as I did by taking a right here.