Directions: This hike starts at the Visitor Center just off of 162nd and Powell in Southeast Portland.
Start off on the paved path that takes you to a junction with the Wild Horse Trail. This trail switches to packed dirt and heads uphill somewhat steeply. You will come to the Summit Lane trail which is gravel, go left and follow it around a bit to yellow post 17.
Follow this trail through the grass and into the wood, this is now the South Trail. It’s more heavily wooded and a lot less popular back here which is nice. It was a foggy day which was really pretty in the trees. Follow the South Trail down to a junction and get on the Hawthorne Trail. You’ll head back uphill and back out of the woods to Summit Lane. Go left and follow the trail around and to the paved Mountain View Trail. This will take you back down to the parking lot.
Distance: 3.5 miles (easy)
Elevation: 350 feet (easy)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: None
Warnings: There have a been a few cougar sightings recently.