Iron Mountain Park Soft Trails Project

Project Background / Summary: 

In accordance with the Iron Mountain Master Plan, soft surface trails will be constructed. The trails will provide additional opportunities for hiking at Iron Mountain and will offer connectivity to the new park developments at Iron Mountain Park. 

C2, a trails design and build company will build the trails once a public involvement process is completed and a proposed trail alignment is designed. This project is scheduled for completion this fall.

Project Updates: 

VIRTUAL Soft Surface Trails Iron Mt Park Public Engagement Meeting, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:30pm.

This meeting is to get additional input for trail alignment for Iron Mountain Park trails. Join Webex event.

Project Objectives: all under the context of preserving the natural environment while purposely creating access.

  1. Segment (A) Connect the new trailhead to Iron Mountain Trail (existing) to the West (Brookside).
  2. Segment (B) Connect the new trailhead to Summit Road, offering a nature experience through the lower portion of the park near Iron Mountain Blvd.
  3. Segment (C) Address the Summit to Iron Mountain Trail switchback user trail, making it more sustainable and user friendly.

Trail width: designed for anticipated use and similar to existing trail use in park.

  1. Portland Guidelines, 18”-48” for hiking trails and/or Mountain Biking, 0 – 15% grade.
  2. Iron Mountain Trail (existing), 36” – 72”, 0 – 18% grade.
  3. Summit Trail (existing), 18” – 30”, 0 - ~25% grade.
  4. Other Lake Oswego Parks, 18” – 72”, 0 – 20+% grade.

User management:

  1. All trails in Lake Oswego are currently open to pedestrians and bicycles.
  2. Very few reported conflicts between users.
  3. Ability to close trails to users if conflicts occur.

 

Version #1

Segment (A) connects new trailhead to Iron Mountain Trail at a vertical elevation acceptable to Hunt Club, avoids sensitive areas, average grade < 7%.
Segment (B) connects new trailhead to Summit Road travelling parallel to Iron Mountain Blvd. approximately 50’ – 150’ from road, avoids sensitive areas, average grade < 7%.
Segment (C) connects Summit to Iron Mountain Trail minimalizing switchbacks, travels through previously undisturbed areas on steep slopes, average grade = 7%.

Version #2

Segment (A) connects new trailhead to Iron Mountain Trail at a vertical elevation acceptable to Hunt Club, avoids sensitive areas, average grade < 7%.
Segment (B) connects new trailhead to Summit Road travelling parallel to Iron Mountain Blvd. approximately 20’ – 150’ from road, avoids sensitive areas, average grade < 7%.
Segment (C) connects Summit to Iron Mountain Trail utilizing portions of existing user trail, contains disturbance west of the existing user trail, average grade > 7%.

PDF iconUpdated Version 1 & 2 designs Iron Mountain Park Trails.pdf

 

July 2020: Currently, trail alignment is in the design phase. Once community input is received construction will begin in August. Construction should take approximately 90 days.

Project Details
ID: 
WO 302
Year: 
2020
Status: 
Active
Project Contact: 

Bruce Powers, RLA 
Park Analyst / Project Manager
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
17525 Stafford Road
P.O. Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 503-697-6575
Email: bpowers@lakeoswego.city

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