We've hiked this 2 times! Great trail and it well maintained. Not overly crowded. Lots of foot traffic but still great! Passing the witches house is a great visual and the sounds of the water is a nice change since it's so close to pdx! A great workout of switchbacks going up towards pittock mansion!
Simple, non-technical ride. Moderately hilly, but not punishing. At the ends of the trail, foot, dog, and other biker traffic gets heavier. I like this trail for training runs and for tune-up rides. Sadly, parking at the the east end is neighborhood and usually packed. Parking at the west end is usually better although there is less space. I do recommend this trail for easy hikes, runs, and rides, just don't expect anything spectacular. It's good for dates, families, and pets.
My husband and I traveled here from San Diego. We love trail running but are used to dry climate. This was the most beautiful run I've ever done. Brutal and unforgiving though with lots of hills. All worth it though because the scenery is amazing. Definitely recommend for a hike or a daring run.
Marcia J. on Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansi...
Pittock Mansion and the view from its grounds are fitting rewards for this hike.