Wednesday, November 7, 2007

December 1st hike: Wildwood trail to Pittock Mansion

Hey ladies! This is a great hike to do during the Christmas season. We start at the zoo and head up Wildwood trail to historic Pittock Mansion. Here's some info on the trail:

It's a moderate, 7 mile loop to the Pittock Mansion and back. The Pittock Mansion was built in 1909-14 by Oregonian editor Henry L. Pittock.

Dogs are welcome, but at one point the trail crosses Burnside which has lots of traffic. There's also a gift shop at the mansion which should be open on Saturdays. Tours of the mansion are $7 and are conducted from 11 to 4 daily.

If you are interested in touring the mansion, let me know. or call 503-415-0206

Let's meet at the church at 9. Bring sack lunch and drinks, although it might be too cold and windy to sit down and enjoy lunch once we get to the top. We'll definitely stop for something hot to drink on the way home. We'll just need money for gas, since I don't think there's a fee to park at the zoo.

Tip: the trail can be muddy in places. Dog owners might want to bring towels for clean-up purposes.