Posts Tagged ‘Lower Macleay’

Hiking Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

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IMG_1854What’s to Love:  This is an area classic! It’s a challenging 5 to 5.5 miles round trip, depending on a couple factors. There are also many options from the Lower Macleay trailhead. Check-out this hike I suggested in an article back in 2007 – it’s a 2 mile loop that is much better for younger kids. However, if your kids are up for a stiff challenge, the hike up to Pittock Mansion from Lower Macleay is a step up on the Forest Park hiking scale. Since it’s an “out-and-back,” you can always turn around if your kids revolt.

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Lower Macleay Loop Hike

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Lower Macleay Parking AreaWhat’s to Love:  I have hiked all 30 miles of the Wildwood trail, as well as most of the peripheral trails throughout Forest Park.  Therefore, I feel I’m in a pretty good position to expound on this incredible natural resource.  Whether you’re trail running, pushing a jogging stroller, wandering aimlessly, or hiking with friends, Forest Park has a hiking option that’s just right for your family.  This article focuses on a 2 mile loop-hike starting at Lower Macleay park that is a great option for families with small children.

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