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Senior Healthy Hikers - Trail of Shrines Hike

  • Round-trip travel: 80 miles
  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy/moderate
  • Elevation gain: 250 feet
  • Suggested donation per rider: $8

This hike begins at 880 feet on the slopes of Dixie Mountain, where in 1936 the Vedanta Society of Portland, a Hindu organization, purchased 120 acres. In 1954 the Society built the first Hindu temple in the Pacific Northwest on this property. A web of meditative trails lead to eight shrines representing the world's major religions. The Native American shrine is the largest, built to resemble a gigantic crouched
eagle and spans almost 50 feet from wing tip to wing tip. We'll hike to all the shrines, hidden in the forest, and explore some of the clear-cut areas overlooking South Scappoose Valley. Sturdy hiking shoes and poles are recommended. Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. We will have lunch at Fultanos Pizza in Scappoose (salad bar, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, and more).

For more information about this hike please contact Ruth Cummings at 503-926-4840 or or Ron Janzen at 503-333-8419 or

Senior Healthy Hikers asks that participants be 50 or older. A couple wishing to hike is welcome if one member of the couple is 50 or better.

Pets are not permitted on our hikes or walks.

Senior Healthy Hikers member guidelines