Gabbert Butte Natural Area

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Seasons

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Location

From the middle of Gresham on E. Powell Blvd, turn south on Roberts Avenue (by Bank of America). Travel south on Roberts for 0.75 miles and turn right (SW) on Regner Road. Take Regner for about 1.4 miles to SW 37th Terrace. Turn right onto this street and drive a block and a half. Park your car near 327 SW Terrace. There is a path that goes between 327 SE Terrace and the neighboring residence. Take this path into the Gabbert Butte area. This is public land with access to everyone. It is also known as Darby Ridge or Darby Butte.  You walk up the grass meadow with trees planted and you can find a trail 0.8 of the way up the meadow that cuts through the field and planted trees and heads to the west. When you reach the end of this trail you can take a trail to the east that goes to the top. There is also access from SE Gabbert Street off of SE Regner Road. SW Gabbert Street continues through the trees, but this is a dirt road. There are roads and trails through this area although it is very steep in some spots.

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Habitat and Birds

Birds in the area include Great Horned Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Band-tailed Pigeon, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Bewick’s Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Pine Siskin, and Lesser Goldfinch.

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