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Powell Butte Nature Park

Disabled Hikers Group Hike | Portland, Oregon

Join Disabled Hikers for a wheelchair-accessible group hike at Powell Butte Nature Park.

Disabled Hikers Group Hike | Portland, Oregon
Disabled Hikers Group Hike | Portland, Oregon

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Powell Butte Nature Park, 16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236, USA

About the event

This wonderful park in the outer southeast of Portland offers incredible views of the mountains and a variety of ecosystems, including meadows, forests, orchards, and wetlands. We hope for wildflowers and birds during our visit, and typically spend a lot of time identifying plants and just enjoying time outdoors. We will have free swag from Arc'teryx Portland! It is required that you wear a mask (unless you disability prevents it).

Trail Description

There is a paved, wheelchair-accessible trail along the top of Powell Butte, with nearly 360-degree views of the surrounding area. Additional options include level gravel paths through the meadows, and natural surface trails with a few moderate grades through the forest. We will choose the option that best meets the needs of everyone present.

Amenities

The visitor center has an accessible restroom, water fountain, and picnic tables. Benches are also placed along the trails.

Pets

Service dogs are always welcome. Pets are discouraged to reduce potential conflict and accessibility issues.

Cost

Free. Donations accepted.

Parking

Paved parking with van-accessible parking spots.

Transit

TriMet bus #9 or bus 74—SE Powell Blvd and 162nd Ave stop ID 13597, eastbound; or 164th Ave, stop ID 4609, westbound, each about a half mile uphill, to the visitor center. If you will be taking transit and need a ride uphill from the bus stop, please let us know and we will try to make arrangements. Paratransit may be available; Trimet LIFT customers should check for reservations.

About Disabled Hikers

Disabled Hikers is an inclusive disability-led and disability-centered organization grounded in principles of disability justice. We welcome anyone who is disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, or otherwise has lived experience of disability – we define these terms in the broadest way possible. We also welcome supportive friends and family. The group hikes together; we adapt the hike to match the needs of everyone present, rest when needed, and make decisions about when to turn back as a group.

All of our events include a moment to honor the land and Indigenous peoples and group introductions. There is never any pressure to share anything.

Other things to keep in mind: 

Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.

Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.

If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!

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