Saturday, June 4, 2022
National Trails Day is an annual celebration of local trails and the people who use them, who care for them, who depend on them, and who love them. This year on National Trails Day, Portland Trails is thinking about the ways local trail networks can restore our well-being, our habits, and our communities.
By spending time on the trails, we can restore our physical and mental health.
By taking care of nature, we can restore the habitats of native plants and animals.
By walking, biking, or taking transit, we can restore the ways we move through the world.
We invite you to spend National Trails Day with us in one of our four featured activities! See details below for participation information. (Please note that all four activities will be occurring simultaneously. Only sign up for one!)
See some of Portland's most beautiful trails on this 10-mile cross-town hike! Guided by Portland Trails co-founder Tom Jewell, City of Portland Parks Director, Ethan Hipple, and Portland Trails Executive Director, Kara Wooldrik, this walk winds through Stroudwater Trail, Fore River Sanctuary, Evergreen Cemetery, Oat Nuts Park, past schools, and through neighborhoods, and culminates at the stunning Presumpscot Falls. You'll discover many of the trail network's hidden gems and learn about the story behind your favorite trails. Grab a pair of comfortable walking shoes, pack your lunch, and get ready to see Portland as you've never seen it before!
This walk will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4th. If you sign up, please plan on joining us for the entire hike. Portland Trails will provide transportation to the start for those who need it. No dogs, strollers, or bikes. Thank you!
$20 per participant. Maximum of 25 participants.
Biking is an incredible way to enjoy your favorite trails, plus you get to cover more ground than when you're on foot. If you want to try riding your bike on local trails, join our National Trails Day bike ride! Guided by biking enthusiast and former Portland Trails staff member Nancy Grant, this six-mile ride will take you through the Evergreen Cemetery trails, Baxter Woods, and possibly the Fore River Sanctuary. Grab your helmet, fill your tires, and get ready for a new way to experience the trails!
This ride will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4th. You'll need to bring your own bike. We'll begin with a short safety check before beginning the ride. (Please check out this ABC bike check before you head out!)
$20 per participant. Maximum of 10 participants.
- - Helmets are required!
- - Please use a mountain or hybrid bike, not a road or racing bike. Wider tires will make your ride easier!
- - We ask that participants be comfortable and familiar with biking.