Urban Trails to Council Crest


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Council Crest

I decided to take advantage of beautiful weather on the first weekend of June to do a loop hike from home to Council Crest. At 1,071 feet it is the highest point in the City.

Southwest Urban Trail no. 6 to the Marquam Trail was the first leg of the hike. This was the end of the easy first mile on paved streets and stair steps. Then it was up and onward for the second mile to the top of Council Crest on on a mostly secluded trail.

I was greeted with a gorgeous view of Portland, the Fremont Bridge and the snow-covered Cascade peaks.

After enjoying a short break, I finished the loop hike to home.

What a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

Rose

Folks enjoying the view of Portland and Mt. St. Helens from Council Crest

Rhody

Marquam Trail

California Poppy

Lots of Rhodies in bloom in Portland Heights

Folks enjoying the view of Mt. Hood from Council Crest

Foxglove

Red brick and blue skies

Iris

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