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A loop on the "back" trails of Silver Falls.
Because of covid concerns we will meet at the trailhead parking lot at 9:00 a.m. This hike is limited to those who are vaccinated for Covid-19. Please bring your mask for when social distancing is not possible. We will hike the fairly flat 3.5 Calloway Creek Loop plus another mile to hike up to pretty Cronemiller Lake where we may eat lunch, weather permitted. The lovely trail winds through forest and we may see some fall color. Please pre-register by calling the leader in advance at #503-428-3016. Please feel free to carpool with those you feel comfortable sharing a ride with.
Hike along a creek to Pamelia Lake below Mt Jefferson.
one of my favorite trails at Silver Falls
We will hike around Clear Lake, see the headwaters of McKenzie River, then follow river downstream as it plunges over Sahalie and Koosah Falls. We will have lunch lake side before continuing to the falls. Fall foliage should be stunning. Covid vaccination required. Bring face mask for carpooling.
Meet at 8:00 at the Safeway parking lot on Edgewater in west Salem. Wear boots and bring hiking poles. The route will be muddy with numerous exposed roots. The trail has deteriorated in the recent past. Be prepared for difficult trail conditions. Bring lunch and appropriate clothing for possible weather conditions. contact leader at 541-401-1143/.
We begin at the Washington Park Zoo and follow the Wildwood Trail through the Hoyt Arboretum and across the new Burnside foot bridge to the Pittock Mansion for an expansive view over Portland. The trail proceeds on to the Audubon Rehabilitation Center on Cornell Road. We return by the same route except in the Arboretum. The hike ends at the Oregon Vietnam Memorial.
Pamelia Lake and possibly beyond to the crossing of Pamelia Creek
Roth’s West Salem
The Chemeketans annual banquet. Socialize with your club members and enjoy good food. The presentation will be on the history of the club with lots of interesting old photos!
Peavy is a real hidden gem close to home! To participate in this hike, you must be fully vaccinated and willing to wear a mask if carpooling.
Take a step back in time to visit an area that displays the natural history of the Willamette Valley. We may see the following animals: western meadowlark, streaked horned lark, northern harrier, Canadian geese, acorn woodpecker, great-horned owl, western pond turtles, red-legged frogs, and elk. We will learn about the cultural history of the Kalapuya people, who inhabited this area, and early European settlers.
Classic Silver Falls waterfall hike at a slower pace
Weather change to Silver Falls
Powell Butte is an extinct cinder cone volcano and the Nature Park consists of 600 acres.
We will meet at Parking Lot #1 of Minto-Brown Park, walk toward downtown and over the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge. We’ll continue through Riverfront Park to the Union Street Railroad Bridge and enjoy views of the river while crossing to Wallace Marine Park. We will generally retrace our steps back to Minto Brown, perhaps making a side trip for coffee if weather allows for sitting outside.