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hiking
1 month ago

Had to clarify the creek that runs thru Boring is Deep creek. It's not a river. This was the former train rail line,& the Tresle at which is now end of trail collapsed in early 60s or late 50s. I used to ride my horse from my house & into the canyon in late 60s, early 70s,& you could still see the trestle remains then. It's all grown over now,& there is no view at trails end. This trail has year round good footing, is quiet,once you leave Boring, & has short nature trail along the creek in middle of trail. Easy , short walk, jog, or Horse outing.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Just a long gravel road with no real scenery.

walking
3 months ago

I wouldn't consider this a trail given that it's asphalt along with crossing multiple busy roads with crosswalks. Maybe a good walking, jogging, or biking path but nowhere near a trail. I saw possible areas where homeless might camp in first few miles but no homeless.

hiking
3 months ago

There are three parts to this trail. This is the part that starts near Eagle Creek. Great to run or walk in late summer. There are blackberry bushes, Apple, pear and plum trees all along the trail. If you run in the morning you will see tons of rabbit along the way. The only bad thing is you can hear the cars on the highway almost the entire way.

hiking
4 months ago

it was great trail. gravel road with off and on shade.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail kind of just ends, I was expecting to have a way to continue to the Clackamas River or Barton

mountain biking
5 months ago

A gentle grade and proved a great trail to test a new E bike. I loved it. It is a little short for a E bike but as my first ride I can’t imagine a better first experience.

hiking
5 months ago

Shortish, easy, almost entirely flat trail adjacent to a river. The trail is gravel and looks like it is used as a utility road at times. There are a few side trails that take you closer to a small river, but I don’t believe these go all the way to the end of the trail proper. It’s almost entirely shaded and was quite humid, mossy, and green. Nothing exciting to write home about, and there were no real views of anything, but it we were only looking to get some exercise with a brisk walk and to try out some new trail running shoes with more than 5 miles of distance — so, mission accomplished and it served its purpose. I recorded the route and it is exactly 3 miles in and out. I’m not sure why AllTrails calculates 5.8.

hiking
7 months ago

great east trail for the family to go for a walk

hiking
9 months ago

This trail was great. There is a bench at the end that makes for a perfect picnic table. Trail wasnt hard and was quite beautiful.

Thu Oct 04 2018

Quiet, lush, creek access.

Mon Jul 30 2018

Consider -country urban- trail. Gravel, not dirt, not paved. The end I expected a bit more of a wow factor..maybe even a picnic table. But good for bike riders, joggers, stroller (if you have a 3 air tire one), dogs, walking. Cute little side trail that runs along the river is the best part.

hiking
Mon Jul 09 2018

I walk/hike this quite often. I prefer the Boring Trail Head to Gresham area. Once you get past Gresham, heading towards Portland, there is a severe homeless problem that needs to be addressed. Be prepared to dodge bikers, as it's a very popular route. If you want a less traveled trail, you can get on the Cazadero Trail heading south from Boring. It's about 6 miles round trip. More secluded as you travel farther in the Deep Creek canyon area.

hiking
Thu Jun 28 2018

I walk this several times a week because it is close to home. Dogs are supposed to be on a leash and most people do. Respectful people let their dogs run but when someone is coming they do leash them. I don't want anyone to know where the side trail is :) it's very pretty and follows the creek. There's a good place for you dog to get wet. I walk alone but carry protection just in case. Everyone seems very friendly. Good close to Sandy and Boring. I do wish people would not leave their dog poo bags. Just let the dog go in the weeds if you don't want to carry it home. The bags are worse than the poo.

Mon Jun 04 2018

lovely, easy walk, listening to the birds and trees

Tue May 29 2018

it was good easy

walking
Sat Nov 11 2017

Easy, flat, quiet. A nice even walking trail with plenty of nature if you pay attention. Also perfect for a quick evening outing with the dog where you don't have to worry.

Mon Sep 11 2017

Maybe good to run down and back, all in all pretty boring

walking
Wed Aug 30 2017

There is a nice little side trail with a cute Creek, not much else.

I haven't been on this trail in sometime because of how dangerous it can be. Go to 1000 acres in troutdale instead

road biking
Wed Jun 21 2017

Great place to ride around with your bike. My only complaint is the traffic it gets.

hiking
Thu May 25 2017

The nature trail section about a mile in is really the only part of the trail that has anything to look at. The turn around point is just a fence and a bench. Not really worry the whole trek.

walking
Wed May 24 2017

Mostly flat gravel trail in a great location. Super quiet and we only saw a handful of other people while we were there. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll.

walking
Sat Apr 15 2017

This is a mostly flat trail, though not ADA accessible given some of the occasional potholes along the trail. The trail is gravel, not paved, so it is great for mountain bikes and some commuters, but I'd be weary of bringing a road bike if the tires could puncture early. The trail follows a river for most of it, and the walk is quiet and peaceful. If you want some more nature, keep an eye out at the .8 mile mark to your left add you are headed out. There is an off shoot of the trail that runs parallel to the main trail but is close to what one might think of as a hiking trail. It is still easy in difficulty, but much more beautiful and follows closer to the river with view points. The parallel trail runs almost 2 miles, most of the length, so if you miss the turn of you will really be missing out. The reason I mention it is that it isn't intrinsically obvious where it starts and that it continues, so keep a look out. This would also be a great jogging trail if you stayed on the main path. Parking at the trail head is behind (and down hill from) the shell station.

hiking
Fri Apr 14 2017

I have lived near and enjoyed this trail since I was allowed to ride my bike away from home alone, a good nine years. I have seen it change as metro has "updated" the trail. I still love this trail and anyone who wants a good afternoon hike should try it, just please be responsible and follow trail rules. I have watched my favorite childhood trail quickly turn to a messy public park, and I don't want it to become like some of the grosser parts of the springwater trail.

Mostly car free. Mostly flat. Mostly paved. Scenic in some places.

on Cazadero Trail

mountain biking
Sat Mar 18 2017

Good out and back for Mountain Biking with the little ones

This is the Spring Water Trail. Paved, no elevation gain. I walk/bike it every week. Its not a hike, just a stretch and walk before diner. I'm posting this review in case someone not from the area looks it up. Its been listed as difficult but it is very easy.

Sun Jan 01 2017

good trail, expect dogs and bikes.

hiking
Mon Sep 05 2016

great hike me and my son enjoyed it very much

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