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guided hike

Into the Ancient Forest

guided hike

Into the Ancient Forest

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Into the Ancient Forest

guided hike

Into the Ancient Forest

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Step into a land that time forgot in the incredible Ancient Forest of Oxbow Regional Park. Towering trees, nesting bald eagles, moss covered logs and the silvery song of the Pacific Wren await you on this world class walk through a living landscape. Only 40 minutes from downtown Portland, the sound of the Sandy River will serenade us as we see, hear & feel the vibrancy of this rare and beautiful place. The wonder and awe of the "standing giants" abounds as you walk amongst trees that tower up to 300' tall, and have been holding steady for over 700 years. Prehistoric ferns create a sense that a dinosaur could step out at any moment! From the pygmy owl thats as small as a pencil, to the majestic elk that are almost as big as a horse, Oxbow is home to captivating wildlife that we will look and listen for along the way. After more than 10 years of guiding trips in this amazing forest, Im excited to share incredible stories of first hand encounters with wildlife, and how the landscape came to be. Winding trails follow the rivers edge, and lead deeper into the forest where the big trees await. Nothing compares to the ancient forest! I hope you will join me in this special place

Your host

Learn more about Dan

Dan

I'm a life long naturalist and adventurer in the wonderful world of nature. Ive been leading and supporting all kinds of people to deepen their connection with nature for 20+ years in the Pacific Northwest. Most recently I worked as an outdoor guide and youth mentor for Metro Regional Government for 10 years . Prior to that I worked for groups like the Audubon Society of Portland, Wolftree, and Trackers Earth. My masters degree in ecology, culture and learning took me to the Amazon of Ecuador and Peru to live and learn with the Napo Runa people, where I met my wife Maria Elena. Lets go!

What's included

Food
Fruit and Snack Bars
Drinks
Water
Equipment
Trail Maps & Binoculars to Share

Where you'll be

We’ll be walking the ancient forest trail at Oxbow Regional Park near Happy Creek. This super scenic area has beautiful boulders strewn throughout the river, gentle winding trails, and a diversity of forest types to walk through.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. The trails are not functional for baby strollers. Please prepare to have young kids walk, or to carry them.

More tips

Plan to walk on trails through the woods, and along a river. Make sure you are dressed warmly enough- the forest is cooler than when you are in town, even in summer. Bring a raincoat if its wet out :)

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Dan
Into the Ancient Forest
New experience
£15/person
New experience
£15/person