Forest Park Loop Hike Wild Cherry Trail Alder Trail Portland Oregon
What will you find under the canopy of Forest Park? Dirt single tracks weave through verdant woodlands, passing Douglas firs and bigleaf maples bedecked with licorice ferns. Explore some of Forest Park's charmingly ridges and ravines on this 3.5-mile loop with 510 feet of elevation change. Although Wild Cherry Trail and Alder Trail are the most notable members of this hike, this circuit... Read more.
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Tagged with · Forest Park · Free Trails · Northwest Portland · Tualatin Mountains · West Hills of Portland
Distance: 3.5 miles · Elevation change: 510 feet
By: Published: Last updated: January 24, 2020
Wild Cherry Trail Dogwood Trail Leif Erikson Drive Loop Hike Forest Park Portland Oregon
Looking for a Forest Park hike that can be completed in about an hour? Delve into the woods on this 2.5-mile loop that explores a soothing swath of Forest Park. The loop has 515 feet of elevation change, traveling downhill from Northwest 53rd Drive on Wild Cherry Trail before rising back up Dogwood Trail. Wild Cherry Trail – Dogwood Trail Loop starts from one of the roadside parking... Read more.
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Tagged with · Forest Park · Free Trails · Northwest Portland · Tualatin Mountains · West Hills of Portland
Distance: 2.5 miles · Elevation change: 515 feet
By: Published: Last updated: October 19, 2018
Dogwood Trail Alder Trail Loop Keil Trail Leif Erikson Drive Wildwood Trail Hike Forest Park Portland Oregon
Forest Park is a wonderful place to take a short hike in Portland. For a 5-trail, four-season outing, check out Dogwood Trail – Alder Trail Loop, which actually uses Keil Trail, Dogwood Trail, Leif Erikson Drive, Alder Trail, and Wildwood Trail to form a 2.8-mile circuit with just over 400 feet of elevation change. In the summer, these Forest Park trails offer cooling shade. In the fall,... Read more.
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Tagged with · Forest Park · Free Trails · Northwest Portland · Tualatin Mountains · West Hills of Portland
Distance: 2.8 miles · Elevation change: 410 feet
By: Published: Last updated: October 20, 2018
George Himes Trail Loop Hike George Himes Natural Area Southwest Portland Oregon George Himes Park West Hills
George Himes Trail explores a small patch of forest in Southwest Portland between Interstate 5 and Terwilliger Boulevard. The single-track trail rises to a view over Johns Landing and the Willamette River toward Mount Hood before looping through woods bedecks in licorice ferns, moss, and English ivy. The top of the loop touches a picnic area in George Himes Park. Without additions, George... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: March 23, 2018
Old Main Trail Red Fox Trail Cedar Trail Middle Creek Trail Maple Ridge Trail Loop Hike Tryon Creek State Natural Area Portland Oregon
Located just five miles from downtown Portland, Tryon Creek State Natural Area preserves 658-acres of lush second-growth forest made up of mossy red cedars and Douglas firs. Many miles of trail and 8 bridges allow visitors to explore the Tryon Creek Watershed. At first glance, the web of trails on the park map is overwhelming, but it actually allows for numerous easy to moderate outings. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 20, 2018
Ruth Pennington Trillium Trail Loop Hike Nature Trail Tryon Creek State Natural Area Portland Oregon
Want to learn about the native plants growing in Tryon Creek State Natural Area and elsewhere in the forests around Portland? Take an easy stroll (or roll a wheelchair) around Trillium Trail. This pair of paved loops is located next to Tryon Creek Nature Center and totals just 0.37 miles in length. Markers identify the green things growing along the trail and viewing decks peer into... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 19, 2017
Holman Lane Loop Hike Wildwood Trail Birch Trail Loop Forest Park Portland Oregon Birch Trailhead
Forest Park offers nearly instant access to the outdoors for people in Portland, Oregon. Pittock Mansions and the Stone House are popular destinations that can attract weekend crowds in Forest Park. For a quieter hike, combine Holman Lane, a section of Wildwood Trail, and Birch Trail for a 2.7-mile loop with 425 feet of elevation change. Holman Lane and Birch Trail leave NW 53rd Drive next... Read more.
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Tagged with · Forest Park · Free Trails · Northwest Portland · Tualatin Mountains · West Hills of Portland
Distance: 2.7 miles · Elevation change: 425 feet
By: Published: Last updated: October 19, 2018
Marquam Nature Park Loop Hike West Hills Southwest Portland Oregon Marquam Trail
Marquam Nature Park is walking distance from downtown Portland, but is tucked away and remains less well known than other parks in the West Hills. Marquam Nature Park provides ample woodland solitude, despite its proximity to downtown. Explore this underused parcel of the West Hills near OHSU on a multi-trail loop hike. To see most of the park, combine Shelter Loop Trail, Marquam Trail,... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: September 9, 2019
Lower Macleay Trail to Stone House Witch's Castle Forest Park Portland Oregon Willamette Heights Loop Lower Macleay Park
Do you like to hike but suffer from a little bit of fomo (fear of missing out)? Make your way to Northwest Portland for an outing in Forest Park that has a bit of everything. Start up Lower Macleay Trail along Balch Creek, the park's biggest year-round stream. Hike less than a mile through a verdant rainforest to arrive at Stone House (imaginatively nicknamed the Witch's Castle), where the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: October 19, 2018
Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion via Lower Macleay Trail Wildwood Trail Upper Macleay Trail Forest Park Hike Portland Oregon
Hike a couple miles through the temperate rainforest in Forest Park and you could easily forget how close you are to downtown Portland. Jog your memory by hiking up to Pittock Mansion for a major view over the city. This 5.4-mile hike with 850 feet of elevation change starts from Lower Macleay Park in Northwest Portland. Stroll along Balch Creek on Lower Macleay Trail to Stone House and... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: September 9, 2019

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