Mazama Mountaineering Center and the Mazama Lodge
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Mazama Mountaineering Center
527 SE 43rd Ave. (at Stark) Portland, OR 97215
The new Mazama Headquarters. The MMC is the meeting place for most in-town meetings and activities as well as for eastside (usually Wednesday) street rambles. While 35 spaces of free parking are available in our lot, we encourage visitors and members to come by bike, on foot, carpool or use public transportation (see http://www.trimet.org).
Mazama Lodge - Summer
30500 E West Leg Rd, Government Camp, OR
In summer visitors can drive up the West Leg Rd and park right at the Lodge. In winter this road is not ploughed and visitors should instead park at the Mazama Sno*Park (see below).
Mazama Lodge - Winter: Mazama Sno*Park
In winter, Lodge visitors should park in the lot just south of Hwy 26 just before the turnoff to Timberline Lodge at the height of the pass. Short term loading/unloading may be done at the base of the footpath up to the Mazama Lodge, but all vehicles should be parked down at the Sno*Park. Do not park at the far east or west ends of the lot where you might block snowplows or ODOT vehicles. Do not leave any valuables or goodies (including skiis) in your car overnight. Note that a Sno*park permit is required to park here in winter (available at almost all Portland outdoor stores).
Carpool Meeting Locations
Street Ramble Meeting Place: Pearl District REI
NW 14th & NW Johnson, Portland
Meeting place for the regular Trail Trips Street Rambles in NW Portland (every Tuesday & Thursday at 6pm). Participants may park in REI’s parking garage. Meeting place is on the SW corner of the block or just inside the garage if it’s raining. Parking is free.
Gateway Park & Ride
1321 NE 99th Ave, Portland, OR
Common meeting place for hikes in the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Clackamas River area. Parking garage is entered from either the north or the south. Meet at the SE corner of the garage on the ground floor. Parking is free, but cars should not be left here overnight. Be aware that many different groups meet here for carpools on weekend mornings.
Durham Transit Center
SW 72nd Ave & Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin
Meeting place for hikes in the Willamette Valley, Mt. Jefferson area and southern coastal range. Meeting place is at the south end of the parking lot. Parking is free.
Target & SW 185th
18101 NW Evergreen Pkwy, Beaverton
Meeting place for hikes along the Oregon and southern Washington coast and in the coastal range. Park in the SW corner of Target’s parking lot.
Sunset Transit Center
10470 SW Barnes Road, Portland
Meeting place for hikes along the Oregon and southern Washington coast and in the coastal range. Located at intersection of Hwy 26 and Hwy 217. Meet in NE Corner of drop-off area. Parking is free.
Lewis & Clark State Park
Alternate meeting place for hikes in the Columbia Gorge. From I-84, take exit 18. There are two meeting places – one in the gravel lot directly on your right off this exit and the second, at the bathrooms. To get there, turn left off of the exit, go under the train tracks and park in the paved lot on your left. Parking is free.
Salmon Creek Park & Ride
NE 136th St, Salmon Creek, WA Alternate meeting place for hikes in the Mt. St. Helens area and other areas north such as Silver Star Mountain. The directions to the NEW Salmon Creek Park and Ride are: Take NE 134th St. exit off of I-5 North. Turn left (west) to NE 10th. Turn right (north). Take the NE 136th St. exit from the traffic circle. Enter the Park and Ride on NE 136th St.
Other Areas of Interest
Jackson Middle School - Mazama BCEP class lectures
10625 Southwest 35th Avenue, Portland
NE Rocky Butte Rd, Portland
Location used for BCEP rock practice, Rock Review and the Summer Rock Program. Meeting place is on the road on the west side of the butte.
Mt. Tabor park Location for the Mazamas Navigation Course
I-84 east to The Dalles. Cross the bridge and head east ~9mi on Hwy 14.
Good practice rock climbing area, and site of many Mazama classes. Park on the north or south side of Hwy 14 and hike in via trails to the Butte. Beware of the poison oak!
Mazama classes will generally meet in the first parking lot on the right as you arrive at Timberline proper. You can park in this area, along the road or in the main lot; classes generally meet at the far north end of the lot. Climbs, however, generally meet in the entrance to the Wy’east Day Lodge adjacent to the main lot. The Climber’s Registry is just inside the entrance on the right. Snow park passes are required November 15 through April 30.
Local Rock Gyms
Clubsport Rock Gym
18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd. Tualatin
Portland Rock Gym
21 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR
Stoneworks Rock Gym
6775 SW 111th, Beaverton OR
The Circuit Bouldering Gym
6050 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR