Cooks Butte Loop is a 1 mile loop trail located near Lake Oswego, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Take a walk around the trail system of this extinct volcano. You will follow these trails through Douglas fir and maple groves looking for songbirds and raptors circling the skies near the top of the 718 foot tall butte.
Easy hike. Not a whole lot to see.
This is a cool park for running because of the challenging aspect of the hill and the switchbacks. The first time I ran up to the butte I felt like my legs would fall off but of course that made them stronger for next time. My dog loves to walk the trails as well. Bring you own water as there is none in the park. If you have some extra time explore the area and head over to Stevens meadows and walk/run through the meadow as well. If at the end of the day you have some extra time , go up to the palisades crest entrance at the time of sunset and see the sun set over the valley in a magnificent manner
For a quick and fun workout of jogging or walking and to get energy out.. this park is great for that.. bring water...