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Bristlecone Pine Trail ADA Accessibility Improvements Project

Parks
In Planning
This project is funded by the Metro Regional Parks & Nature Bond Local Share approved by voters in 2019. The Bristlecone Pine Trail Accessibility Improvements Project will renovate the existing 1-mile out and back trail and the parking lot that serves as a trailhead.
Bristlecone Pine Trailhead on sunny day with trail route signage in grass to the left with trail leading into forest to the right, and partial view of ADA Parking lot in foreground.
Late Summer 2023 - Winter 2026
Location Description
ADA Accessible Parking Lot at Trailhead: 148 SW Fischer Ln, Portland, OR 97205

Bristlecone Pine Trail - ADA Accessibility Improvements Project

The Bristlecone Pine trail is a regional draw with recognition in hiking guidebooks. Increasing access and connection to nature at Hoyt Arboretum will support a broader community providing safe, barrier-free, and welcoming ADA access to trails, including access to unique environmental and conservation activities.

This project is funded by the 2019 Metro Regional Parks & Nature Bond Local Share and will renovate the existing 1-mile out and back trail and the parking lot that serves as a trailhead.

Trail improvements will focus on renovating the asphalt surface, removing root heaves and cracks that create barriers to free movement for those with who utilize mobility devices, adjusting the slope to meet new ADA guidelines, creating new places for rest along the trail, and widening the trail surface where allowable.  Improvements to gathering areas and key overlooks will be made that focus on connecting people to nature in more meaningful ways and prioritizes people with varying abilities.

Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Late Summer 2023 – Project Set Up
  • Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 - Schematic Design and Community Engagement 
  • Summer 2024 – Fall 2025 – Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, and Bidding
  • Spring 2026 - Fall 2026 - Construction

Community Engagement Timeline

Community Meeting 2: Thursday, February 1, 2024, Virtual Meeting

Our design team presented trail Design refinements and showed alternative designs. The design options are based upon what we learned from survey results and community members at meeting #1, as well as feedback from PP&R staff and community partners.

Watch Meeting Recording and Access Transcript Here

Contact our team if you have any questions or need support to access this meeting recording. 

Slides from Community Meeting: 

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Share your thoughts and feedback on new designs!

Click button below to complete the Community Meeting #2 Comment Form:

Complete the Survey Here

Survey is live until Midnight Tuesday, February 20, 2024. 

Contact our team if you have any questions or need support to access this survey. 

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Community Meeting 1: Thursday, November 9, 2023, Virtual Meeting – Project Overview, view and discuss vision boards. 

Watch Meeting Recording and Access Transcript Here

Contact our team if you have any questions or need support to access this meeting recording. 

Slides from Community Meeting: 

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Stay Informed and Involved

The Bristlecone Pine Trail project updates will be provided, on the project website, every 30 to 60 days. Entering your email address here will ensure that you are included on an email alert every time PP&R provides a project update.

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 The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services. To request these services, contact 503-823-2525, or for Relay Service or TTY: 711. 

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