Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Hikes and Rambles 

Explore the many trails of our local mountains, rivers, coast and parks. Join us on group Hikes, or easier Rambles, planned and led by experienced volunteers. Priorities are to enjoy healthful activity in beautiful, natural surroundings with like-minded friends. Outings are Tuesdays and Thursdays, most within two hours' drive of Lake Oswego. To receive up-to-date scouting reports of each week's upcoming outings by email, fill in this sign-up-form. Or recheck Schedule page for changes - important, as weather, trail/road conditions, or fires might require a late-breaking change. To request that a printed seasonal schedule be mailed to you, contact Jennifer Gohr at For other questions email

Outing Descriptions: See the Scheduled Hikes page for destinations, distance, elevation gain and loss, and other helpful information.
Meeting Places: All hikes and rambles through April, 2018, leave from the City of Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation building at Palisades (PAL), 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego. Please park in front of the building, near the street. Beginning in May, 2018, the first meeting place will be: Hazelia Field at Luscher Farm (HAZ), 17800 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego. Park in the upper lot near Stafford Road. Individual hike or ramble descriptions may include second meeting times and places (see "Second Meeting Places" table for details). No pre-registration is required. 
Second Meeting Places
Code Meeting Place
AWHD Airport Way Home Depot, Exit 24-B off I-205, SW corner of parking lot
CFM Clackamas Fred Meyer, Exit 12-A off I-205, north lot near Elmer's
EOT End of the Oregon Trail Interpretative Center, Exit 10 off I-205, right on Washington Street to parking lot by covered wagons
JBT Jantzen Beach Target,Exit 308 off I-5, left on N Hayden Island, left on N Parker, SE corner Target parking lot
L&C Lewis and Clark State Park. I-84 exit 18.
SPS Sunset Plaza Safeway, Exit 67 off US 26W, NW Murrary Rd. at Cornell, SE corner of parking lot
WT Wilsonville Target, I-5 Exit 286/Elligsen Rd east, NW corner Target parking lot.
CLICK HERE For a map of meeting places, PAL and Second Meeting Places.
Departure Times: Check the Scheduled Hikes page to see information on departure times and possible 2nd meeting places. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time to sign liability release and hike roster,  arrange carpools and get driving directions. We leave promptly at the stated times. Return times will vary, depending on hiking and driving distances.
What to Wear: Clothes suitable for weather conditions. Breathable, moisture-wicking layers are ideal. Sturdy, lug-soled, waterproof walking shoes or boots are recommended.
What to Bring: Daypack containing lunch and trail snacks, sufficient water, sun protection, personal first aid kit, extra jacket or vest, rain gear or umbrella, extra shoes and plastic bag for muddy items (Your driver will thank you). Hiking poles are often helpful, but optional.
Carpooling & Fees: A $1 per person Lake Oswego Parks & Rec fee is payable to the hike leader before departure. Carpools are arranged among participants. Riders pay a mileage donation to the driver, and share any bridge tolls or parking fees. Driver donation amounts are listed with each hike or ramble description. ($ starting from PAL / $ starting from 2nd meeting place) All mileages shown are round-trip.
Park Passes: A Northwest Forest Pass (NWFP) may be required for each vehicle at selected trailheads in National Forests. A Washington Discover Pass (WDP) is required on most Washington state-owned land. Drivers are responsible for obtaining passes prior to the hike. A State Park Pass (SPP) is available for Day Use, where required, at Oregon State Park trailheads. 
 NWFP  Northwest Forest Pass
 WDP  Washington Discover Pass
 SPP  State Park Pass (Oregon)

Conditions and Safety: Hikes and rambles are not cancelled due to rain, but are cancelled if Lake Oswego Schools are closed or delayed due to weather. Location may be changed for hiking or driving safety. Leaders may refuse to take anyone judged not properly equipped or prepared. Participants accept responsibility for their personal safety. No pets permitted.