Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail

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Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Portland, OR that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.3 miles 774 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

Nice trail!

trail running
1 month ago

Great hike, especially for being right in the city. I felt like this was more of an easy hike than a moderate one. Good tree cover for a rainy day hike, however the trail was a bit slippery so use caution if you're going on a wet day!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, easy access. Multiple points of access. Partly Runs along highways and houses. Finishes at a park with a great view of the city. Spotted a homeless squatter on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Went for a run this morning. Trail is well marked and beautiful. Very steep for running though. Feels remote enough even though you cross over three roads. Coming back down you can take an alternative trail to make last part a loop. You'll see sign saying .06 to parking lot. Marquam shelter.

hiking
2 months ago

Great urban hike with excellent views at the summit. You do cross a few roads, but most of the hike is secluded, climbing through thick forest around deep gorges in the hillside.

hiking
2 months ago

Went on a weekday and was lightly trafficked. Short but very beautiful hike.

2 months ago

Great hike. Be ready to go uphill straight from the start. Great views of Portland from council Crest.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great views of the city and mountains.

3 months ago

Great hike to a beautiful overlook, was a bit moderate.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail to do weekly never packed, trail ran with my dog. Great to start at zoo and run all the way to waterfront using trails!

hiking
5 months ago

It was a beautiful hike. It was very nice, a little tough because of the switchbacks. Other then that it was great 

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8 months ago

Nice well maintained trails. Crossed several residential streets and was amongst many homes.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful walk through the woods! Busy and crossed over roads on the way up, but everyone was friendly and the view at the top is great!!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike! Busy with runners and dog walkers like myself.