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See below for trail information and here for a more detailed guide of Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden created by Disabled Hikers. Service animals are welcome.
We recognize that within the disability community, access needs vary and sometimes conflict. That’s why we’ll offer different opportunities throughout the year prioritizing different kinds of access needs. If this one doesn’t work for you, we hope the next one will. If you have any accessibility needs that aren’t covered below or have requests on what we should offer to meet your needs for future events, please reach out to trip leader Ali Berman at email@example.com.
If you have any accessibility needs that aren’t covered below, please reach out to trip leader Ali Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amenities: Two bathrooms along the route; large parking lot with ADA parking spaces
Public Transit: The closest Trimet bus stops are 6400 (Westbound Bus 19) and 7286 (Eastbound Bus 19) approximately 1 block away. Bus route 19 is accessible from the Orange Line.
Parking: A large parking spot with two van accessible spots. Overflow parking can be found at the Reed College West parking area.
Rest Stops: Multiple benches are available along the route.
Distance: Total loop is .5 miles. Additional options for other wheelchair accessible trails are available.
Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops at benches to view and listen for birds. We will go at the pace of the slowest member of the group. Participants can request a break at any time.
Elevation Changes: 2-5% grade for 0.1 miles. The rest is flat.
Trail Tread: Paved, wood, and compact pea gravel.
Bathrooms: An ADA compliant bathroom is available along the route.
Be in community with other folks who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, and/or chronically ill as we search for waterfowl, songbirds and more!
Field Trip Details
- Date: February 11, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
- Fee: Pay what you can, between $0 and $25
Ali Berman (she/her) has been the Communications Manager at Portland Audubon since 2015. She serves on the board of both Disabled Hikers and Portland Parks and Recreation. Ali loves birds, building community, and sharing her love of wildlife with others.
Tara Lemezis (she/her) works as the Education Administrator and Marketing Liaison for the Education team. She is an avid birder and loves sharing her passion for birds and the environment with others.
Camelia Zollars (she/her) is the Educator, and Public Programs and Partnerships Specialist and loves learning about the natural world around her, especially birds.