Archives for June 2013

Blanton Ridge – Ridgeline to Willamette Street

The Ridgeline Trail from Blanton Ridge to the Willamette Street trailhead for Spencer Butte has become our home base lately for quick hikes after work. From Blanton Ridge Parking Area the trail gradually climbs to a summit of 1280 feet and then gently meanders downhill almost all the way to 52nd and Willamette with a slight incline toward the end. The trail is 1.6 miles and is lined with lush greenery in the form of ferns, pines and oak trees with a beautiful meadow on either end. Small springs feed marshy areas that are home to frogs, snails … [Read more...]