Wheels or Walking Shoes

Walking trails, including the well-known Springwater Corridor, abound in North Clackamas. Many of them are bike and pedestrian friendly, and all are family oriented. Walking, hiking and biking maps and brochures are available at the Chamber offices, in some City Halls and at the County offices.

The 6-mile Trolley Trail, between Gladstone and Milwaukie, throughout the Oak Grove area, has been completed. It connects neighborhoods, schools, parks, retirement communities and business districts. The Trolley Trail connects with existing bike lanes in Milwaukie and Gladstone to complete an essential link in Metro’s regional trails system – connecting trails now create a continuous 20-mile loop connecting Portland, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Oregon City and Gresham.

Bike shops and outdoor supply stores are numerous in the area, and their knowledgeable staff are also bike enthusiasts. This area is part of the Portland Metro region, named one of the most bicycle friendly areas in the nation.

Milwaukie was recently named the third best walkable city in the state. The area is part of Metro’s Intertwine, an ever-growing network of integrated parks, trails and natural areas that will one day soon be the world’s greatest system of its kind. The Intertwine provides unparalleled opportunities to preserve natural areas, water and wildlife habitat. The Intertwine reflects the region’s passion for quality of life by encouraging recreation, connection to nature and active transportation such as walking, running and biking. As the urban areas grow denser, The Intertwine promotes the health and happiness residents of the Pacific Northwest so dearly value.

Metro helped spark this movement by spearheading the Connecting Green Summit in 2007. Now, as a founding member of the Intertwine Alliance, Metro works with public and private partners – from Travel Portland to The Trust for Public Land, from Keen Footwear to Clean Water Services. Find out how to get involved or learn about the region’s outdoor adventures on The Intertwine website. Visit www.theintertwine.org

For additional ways to move around the area, the Chamber can also provide you with information about how to use transit to avoid use of single occupancy vehicles.