Senior Walks

We travel on back roads by van to many of the historic and beautiful places of interest in our region. We will take short walks (2-4 miles) as you learn about your surroundings, make new friends, get fresh air, and exercise . Walks can be shortened or lengthened depending on the group’s interest.

Bring sack lunch for all outings. Call (503) 524-9192 for directions to Senior Centers. Trips usually return by 5:30 PM.

For information on multi-day trips, check out the section on Exploritas.

Hike Descriptions

Catherine Creek

We will take a beautiful walk along Catherine Creek and over flower covered tablelands with sweeping Columbia River views.  Walk will be 3.4 miles roundtrip with 700 feet elevation gain.  Hike can be shortened or lengthened depending on groups interest.  Catherine Creek usually has sunny skies while Portland may be gray and gloomy.


We will visit four beautiful lakes (Timothy lake, Little Crater Lake, Clear Lake, and Trillium Lake) on the shoulders of Mt. Hood.  Short walks at each lake will be available.  Total of all walks are under 4 miles with minimal elevation gain.


We will tour several of the old wooden bridges in the Albany area.  Opportunities will be available to photograph these majestic artifacts from the past.  We will also drive through a landscape enshrouded in fall colors.  Bring your camera to capture this beauty.  Minimal walking at each bridge, no elevation gain.