Pacing: Slow, with frequent stops to view and listen for birds.
Amenities: There are bathrooms only at the visitor center. They are currently replaced by portapotties.
Public Transit: Powell Blvd. is serviced by Trimet #9, but it is still a fair distance from Powell to the parking lot on top of Powell Butte. Cyclists should be prepared for a ½ mile, steep hill to access the parking lot. The gates to Powell Butte open at 7 am.
Rest Stops: One or two benches are available along the route
Distance: Varies, generally up to 3 miles
Elevation Changes: 300 feet (total up and down)
Trail Tread and Width: Powell Butte trails are generally wide and mostly flat gravel trails on exposed, full sun landscape. Where trails enter forested sections they become narrower and often steeper. Most walking on these trips will be out in the open.
Field Trip Details
- Date: March 17, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Class fee: $45 members / $65 non-members
Brodie Cass Talbott
Brodie works as an educator with Portland Audubon. After many years of wildland firefighting and leading river tours, he spent six years living and teaching across Asia, where his interest in birds became his passion. He has birded across five continents, and uses his experience in education and ecotourism to share his love of the outdoors with people from all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with an eye towards increasing access to wild spaces for people from diverse communities.