ElevationAscent: 761' 232 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,070' 326 m
Low: 309' 94 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
Current trail conditions
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“Gravel that climbs from trailhead above Highway 30 to Skyline Boulevard above, crossing Leif Erikson Drive.”— Frank Selker
Family Friendly If your kids like climbing, this is a great way to access Leif Erikson Drive. Clear trail, easy access from the trailheads.
Saltzman begins as a paved road on the west side of Hwy 30, winding up past a handful of houses. The pavement ends near a trailhead with a modest amount of parking and becomes doubletrack/gravel. It then winds up to Leif Erikson Drive, crosses it, and continues up to a trailhead with modest parking just off Skyline.
Expect to see hikers, runners, and dogs (some off-leash), in addition to cyclists. Take care descending, it's easy to go fast, and some turns are hairpins!
MTB/cross folks can use it to quickly access the back side of Leif Erikson Drive, as well as Firelane 5.
Road cyclists use this route to access Skyline to/from Hwy 30 without contending with automobile traffic.
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Land Manager: City of Portland, OR - Parks and Recreation
Jul 10, 2019: Gabriel Park Open House #3 Presentation Boards (Part I)