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Ten Toe Express Walks

The health benefits of walking are numerous, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.  Walking with others provides the added benefits of a valuable support network and new friendships!

Ten Toe Express walks are held alternating Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from May 4th through September 16th.

Click here to download the schedule of all Ten Toe Express walks. 

Click here to view maps of the walk routes.

Sample of map for Ten Toe guided walkFor your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes.  Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-7433 for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.

For more details, contact Rich Cassidy: or 503-823-6051.

For even more guided walks, check out NeighborWalks. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks.  See the full schedule here.

Click here to go to the Ten Toe Express homepage.

Thursdays @ 6pm

May 4              Nob Hill Stairway Jaunt

May 18            Mt Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell Historic Tour

June 8             Willamette Park to Sellwood Bridge

June 22           Woods and Dickinson Parks Loop

July 6              Cully Housing Options

July 20            Hidden Downtown with Laura Foster

August 3         McCoy and Northgate Park to Peninsula Trail

August 17      Jade District to Mt Tabor

September 7  Nob Hill Stairway Jaunt


Saturdays @ 9am

May 13           McCoy and Northgate Park to Peninsula Trail

June 17          Mt Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell Historic Tour

July 15           Jade District to Mt Tabor

July 29            Woods and Dickinson Parks Loop

August 12       Cully Housing Options

August 26       Willamette Park to Sellwood Bridge

September 16  Hidden Downtown with Laura Foster


1. Nob Hill Stairway Jaunt

Thursdays, May 4 and September 7 at 6 PM

Meet: Wallace Park, SW corner of NW 25th & Raleigh / see the map

Hike up and down some of Portland most unique and scenic public stairways . Note: Stairs; lots of them.

1.5 hours, 3 miles, 6,000 steps.  


2. McCoy & Northgate Park to Peninsula Trail

Saturday, May 13 – 9AM

Thursday, August 3 – 6 PM

Meet: SE corner of N. Fiske and Fessenden / see the map

Enjoy a stroll through some of North Portland’s nicest open spaces and paved walkways.  Note: Relatively flat and paved trails

1.5 hours, 3 miles, 6,000 steps. 

3. Mt Scott-Arleta and Foster-Powell Historic Tour

Saturday, June 17 – 9 AM

Thursday, May 18 – 6 PM

Meet: NE corner of SE 72nd & Foster, Firland Parkway / see the map

Discover the history and architecture of SE Foster, one of Portland’s early commercial districts. See and hear from Eric Wheeler, our tour leader, on how social and economic shifts in this neighborhood over the past few years have changed the look and feel of this major arterial in SE Portland. Note: Relatively flat and paved sidewalks.

2 hours, 3.5 miles, 7,000 steps.  

4. Willamette Park to New Sellwood Bridge

Saturday, August 26 – 9 AM

Thursday, June 8 – 6PM

Meet: Willamette Park, SW Macadam & Nebraska, south end of the parking near restroom building / see the map

Join a walk from Willamette Park along the Greenway to the new bridge and beyond to some interesting access points to Willamette River like Powers Marine Park.  Note: Relatively flat and paved trails and pay for parking at the parking lot.

2 hours, 3.5 miles, 7,000 steps.  

5. Woods & Dickinson Parks Loop

Saturday, July 29 – 9 AM

Thursday, June 22 – 6 PM

Meet: Barbur Transit Center, 9750 SW Barbur Blvd, near the intersection with Capitol Highway / see the map

Walk from Barbur Transit Center to two of the lesser known wooded parks in SW Portland and along sections of SW Trails #5 & #7. Note: Hills and unimproved trails.

2 hours, 3.5 miles, 7,000 steps.  

6. Cully Housing Options

Saturday, August 12 – 9 AM

Thursday, July 6 – 6 PM

Meet: SE corner of NE Alberta St and 52nd / see the map

Come along on a walk to a few co-housing and tiny house sites and other stops which highlight housing choices and displacement in the Cully neighborhood.  Note: Relatively flat and paved

2 hours, 4 miles, 8,000 steps.  

7. Jade District to Mt Tabor

Saturday, July 15 – 9 AM

Thursday, August 17 – 6 PM

Meet: Harrison School Park, 2225 SE 87th Ave. / see the map

Walk from the Jade District to the top of one of Portland’s most beautiful parks, using the trails on the east side of Mt Tabor. Note: Hills and unimproved trails.

2 hours, 3.8 miles, 7,600 steps.  

8. Hidden Downtown with Laura Foster

Saturday, September 16 – 9 AM

Thursday, July 20 - 6PM

Meet: SE corner of SW 18th & Salmon / see the map

Explore the back streets and hidden pathways of PSU and the south end of downtown. As we walk we’ll peel back the layers and find vestiges of Portland’s past hiding in plain sight.  Note: Relatively flat and paved sidewalks

2 hours, 3 miles, 6,000 steps.


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Portland Sunday Parkways

May 21   Southeast

June 25  North

July 23   Northeast

August 20  Outer Northeast

September 24  Sellwood-Milwaukie