5/1/2011 – Hillockburn Trail – 516

Date of Hike: 5/1/2011
Location of Hike: Hillockburn Trail
Trail Number: 516
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Start Time: 10:30 AM  End Time: 1:30 PM
Hike Distance: 3.3 miles  
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This was a short hike down the South Fork of the Clackamas River on the Hillockburn trail. I didn’t have a lot of time for a hike on this day, but really needed to get out and stretch my legs and enjoy nature. The weather was BEAUTIFUL! This is a short trail that is pretty close to home, so it worked out OK. The start of this trail is very depressing due to all the garbage and abuse, however there is one corner that you turn on the trail and it completely changes from an abused area, to a beautiful area with wonderful scenery. The noise and abuse you saw earlier literally disappears. It is almost magical.

I spent a little while down at the river, enjoying the sounds of the river and eating lunch.

I spied the trail that continues up the other side, and am going to try and do that trail later this summer.

A short, but great day out.

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