Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
Amenities: Vault toilets are available at the parking lot.
Public Transit: There is no public transit.
Rest Stops: There are no rest stops.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Elevation Changes: 190 feet gain up to Sherrard Point; 700 feet gain on return to lot from end of the trail. Steep elevation gain from parking lot along packed dirt trail becoming stairs up to Sherrard Point (.6 miles out and back); the remainder of the hike on moderately sloped packed dirt trails (1.5 mi. downhill out and 1.5 mi. uphill back)
Trail Tread and Width: Packed dirt trails, with steep staircase.
Exposure: Intermittent sun exposure at the parking area and atop Sherrard Point. Mostly shaded along forested trails.
Audubon Birding Day Details
- Date: October 8, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Fee: $65 members / $85 non-members
Ross caught the birding bug in the spring of 2011, while living in the Piney Woods of Northeast Texas. Since then, he has lived in Texas' High Plains, conducted breeding bird and environmental impact surveys in the region, as well as birded extensively throughout the Lone Star State and led trips for local Audubon chapters. He and his partner moved to the Portland area in 2016, and he has thoroughly enjoyed getting to experience Oregon's rich diversity of habitats, while becoming intimately familiar with its unique birdlife. Ross has birding experience in the UK, Costa Rica, and Australia, and delights in camping and traveling with family whenever possible. He has a keen interest in birding by ear, encouraging his toddler to identify flyover calls while on local hikes. Ross also has interests in birding equity and inclusion, particularly at the intersection of disability and universal design/access, and looks to promote birding opportunities for all.