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Download complete 2015 Symposium Program with descriptions of educational sessions and more (pdf 6.0 mb)

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American Trails Mobile Workshops

 

Saturday, May 16


Lewis and Clark Coastal Hiking Adventure!

Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $55 (includes a box lunch)
Skill Level: Moderate/some uphill hiking
Length: Approximately 4 miles of moderate hiking

Journey to the Pacific Ocean along the Columbia River not only to learn about this famous American expedition, but also the development of the seven-mile Fort-to-Sea Trail, the 150-mile Lower Columbia River Water Trail, and the 400-mile Oregon Coast Trail.
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Sunday, May 17


Exploring the 40-Mile Loop Trail by Bike

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes bike/helmet rental)
Skill Level: Easy ride
Length: Approximately 15 miles of flat terrain
Transportation: Take MAX light rail to bike rental store downtown - Attendees must bring their TriMet pass they receive when checking in at Registration

Ride key sections of the world famous 40-Mile Loop, which is now more than 140 miles long. Learn its history and how it has been funded, developed, and maintained over the past 25 years.
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Exploring the Intertwine Regional Trails and Park System

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Skill Level: Easy walking
Length: Approximately 5 miles

Get a flavor of the Intertwine Regional Trails and Park System by walking some of the major regional trails of a 350-mile off-road system.
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Sandy Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $55.00 (includes bike/helmet rental)
Skill Level: All skill levels welcome
Length: 3 to 12 miles depending on rider’s skill level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

Ride the trails at Sandy Ridge and learn about collaborative efforts among agencies, trail advocacy groups, and the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), that led to the creation of this world class resource.
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Walk the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $55 (includes a box lunch)
Skill Level: Easy Hiking
Length: Approximately 8 miles (spread out over multiple stops)

Walk the Historic Columbia River Highway and learn how the state highway and parks departments, local cities and counties, and citizen groups have worked together on this trail.
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Kayak the Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Water Trail

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $99 (includes lunch)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Length: Approximately 5 miles paddling

Paddle about five miles of the Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Water Trail in Clark County, Washington along Lake River. Learn how a water trail system is being developed for Clark County.
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Tuesday, May 19


Canoe the Willamette River (in 2 person canoes)

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes canoe/life jacket rental)
Transportation: Take MAX light rail to Willamette River Keeper office - Attendees must bring their TriMet pass they receive when checking in at Registration
Skill Level: Intermediate
Length: 2.5 hours of easy to intermediate paddling

Canoe along the Willamette River, take in the city’s skyline and paddle underneath three bridges. Learn about the river and the ongoing restoration of the riverbank with new vegetation and trails.
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Canoe the Willamette River (In One Large Canoe!)

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 (includes canoe and life jacket)
Skill Level: Easy (Accessible for persons with disabilities)
Length: Approximately 3-6 miles depending on enthusiasm of participants and weather conditions

Paddle the Willamette River Water Trail as a team in one 29-foot, 16-person canoe. Learn about the ongoing restoration of the riverbank with new vegetation and trails and how a former mined area will become a city park/natural area.
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Explore the Alleys of North and Northeast Portland by Bike

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes bike and helmet)
Transportation: Take MAX light rail to bike rental store downtown. Attendees must bring their TriMet pass they receive when checking in at Registration)
Skill Level: Easy - on city streets/alleys and bike lanes
Length: Approximately 11 miles

Enjoy a bike ride on some of the oldest alleys in Portland. Learn how bike lanes, bike boulevards, and wider sidewalks have revitalized inner-city commercial districts and residential neighborhoods.
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Hike Portland’s Forest Park

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
Skill Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 miles of hiking

Come and explore one of the largest urban parks in the world. With over 80 miles of trails, Forest Park is Portland’s greatest natural resource.
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Hike the Scenic Cape Horn Trail

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Skill Level: Easy
Length: Approximately 2 miles

Visit key sites along the 7+ mile trail loop that demonstrates the successful story of partnering conservation and outdoor recreation advocates in the dramatic setting of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
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OHV Ride at Tillamook State Forest

Title: OHV Ride at Tillamook State Forest
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00
Skill Level: Open to all levels of riding experience (including beginners). There is a suggested FREE online certification training for this workshop.
Length: Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours of riding

This will be a slow to moderate paced OHV ride in the Browns Camp OHV Area on the Tillamook State Forest. State Forestry and State Parks staff, and local trail use clubs and organizations will provide an overview of the program and will highlight management concepts and techniques.
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Walk and Ride the 4Ts – Trail, Tram, Trolley, and Train!

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 (Attendees must bring their TriMet pass they receive when checking in at Registration)
Skill Level: Moderate including uphill hiking
Length: Approximately 4 miles

Walk and ride public transit on this loop trail in downtown and southwest Portland. Learn how citizen groups advocated for the trail and worked through obstacles with the city.
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Walk the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Skill level: Easy to moderate walking
Length: Approximately 3 miles

Walk key segments of the Fanno Creek Trail, the premier greenway trail of the Portland region’s west side. Learn how it was built in parts of a floodplain, and adjacent to subdivisions, homes, apartments, and businesses.
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Symposium Sponsors

 

 

 

 

American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395
trailhead@americantrails.org


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