Sandy - Hosted Tickle Creek Trail Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) rated easy, or 10 km. (6.2 miles) rated moderately easy.
The 5 km. walk is an out-and-back on developed gravel paths through old growth areas along Tickle Creek.
The 10 km. route continues through neighborhoods and on wooded paths to Meinig Memorial Park.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 5:30 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $10 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant on the way home to have lunch together; however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Sandy on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 10:30 a.m. at the start point, the Smoky Hearth restaurant at 16607 Champion Way, #100, in Sandy. Or, they may choose to do the walk on their own, starting at the restaurant anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.
Directions to the Smoky Hearth, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 6/29. Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. The National Events page also has a link to Volswalks in Canada and 39 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").