Cooks Butte/Stevens Meadow Trails
Cooks Butte Park is a 42 acre wooded natural area with a networked system of 1.77 miles of soft trails. A popular trail segment starts at the end of Atherton Dr. and gains 240 feet in elevation by traversing the butte until reaching the meadow at the summit which has subtle views of Stafford Basin. Stevens Meadows, purchased in 2003 to preserve open space, also contains a .6 mile loop trail with sweeping views of rural Stafford landscapes to the south and east. (No dogs are allowed at Steven Meadows.)
CLICK HERE for the Cooks Butte/ Stevens Meadow Trail Map
Iron Mountain Trails
Iron Mountain Park contains 1.73 miles of trails. Follow 1284 feet of a moderately steep trail along the south facing hillside, take a break at the overlook and enjoy the view. Alternatively, you can utilize the shared pathway that meanders with subtle rises a little over a mile from the trail head at Twin Fir Rd. behind the Lake Oswego Hunt Club along Iron Mountain Blvd. to Fairway Rd. and on into downtown at 10th St. The park contains a unique plant community and is home to a great variety of wildlife.
CLICK HERE for the Iron Mountain Park Trail Map
Stafford Basin Trail (Rosemont Trail)
Recently completed, the Lake Oswego Portion of an extensive system of trails and paths in the Stafford Basin. The first leg of this trail system begins at the intersection of Overlook Dr. and Stafford Rd. and follows Stafford south and Rosemont Rd. east across the open fields of historic Luscher Farm complex. To continue, pass by the old orchard, farmhouse at the farm, and the site of the Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection. The trail ends in a loop turn allowing a choice between heading back or continuing on toward West Linn on the Columbia Land Trust and City of West Linn segments mile trail.
CLICK HERE for the Lake Oswego Portion of the Stafford Basin Trail Map