hiking
4 months ago

Quick hike without having to travel too far, and has a great mountain view.

hiking
5 months ago

Palomino Loop sneaks through forested open spaces in West Linn's Hidden Springs neighborhood. The final segment of the loop is a sidewalk through a nice neighborhood. For how skinny the open spaces are, it's amazing how natural they look. I enjoyed the jumble of stairs that reminded me of something rigged up for a tree house. There is an optional out and back to Hidden Springs Road on the north side that is a little steep, but the scenery is nice there. There is a run-down gazebo and a picnic table near this north exit. The scenery is surprisingly diverse. Some sections almost look like a jungle, covered with ivy and vines. A few bits of trail are eroded or slanted to one side, so it's not the best for people with balance problems.

hiking
6 months ago