Orchard and Cedar Grove Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, OR that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
Take a short hike to the top of this Butte with amazing vistas in all directions. This is a short hike with some great views and a picnic table at the top. This park has multi-use trails but mountain bikers should stay off the horse trails and both horses and mountain bikers should stay off the trails when they are muddy. From the top you will have great views of Mt. Hood in the distance. I've outlined a fun trail that will bring you through an open meadow into some trees and back without being on the same trail twice.
Beautiful park. Great trail through forested area. Got a good workout.
Another of the area parks that really make Portland stand out for me. It's a nice local spot to get out and stretch your legs, jog, walk the dogs. The perimeter trails are ok for mountain biking, but the park has thankfully started putting up 'no bikes' signs on the central trails close to the visitors center although people still do it and it creates a hazard to have mountain bikes cone zipping downhill on a singletrack where there is heavy pedestrian traffic and large numbers of dogs on leash. If you come here to ride, just start out on the cinder drive on the north and west sides of the visitor center and parking areas, you'll get to the wooded singletrack soon enough and without running people down. Anyway, I rate it higher than 3 stars for a city park, has nice views on a clear day of Mt Hood, Helen, Adams, and lots of wildflowers in season, I usually see deer here in the evenings, and it's a nice way to enjoy nature without even leaving the city, but it's not what I look for when it comes to hiking & trails either.
great place to go
We love this place. Powell Butte has fantastic trails for all levels.
This is a great urban hike. Not difficult. I like to bring my kids up here because you can modify the trip to make it longer or shorter according to your needs by choosing extra loops. I've seen some pretty awesome wildlife as well.
I nice spot in the city to walk with your dog. Great views!
Very nice local, open trail. Great views of mountains, just not you typical "trail" hike. More like a really nice, easy walk. Ate at "Authentica", a little Mexican place on 26 on the way home. Next to Mecadito la Cabana, almost looks like a food cart. It is very authentic, nice owners.
Nice park trail located in city. Too crowded for my taste, but a bit better if you do the dirt trails. Nice view of Mount Hood and St Helens
It's special for the views it offers in proximity to Portland. I'd categorize it as more of a walk or urban hike over a traditional hike. I suggest choosing a clear day so you can see up and down the Cascade Range at the top.
It's a nice little place to go walk around especially since I live pretty close to it. It is better down in the forested area.
Neat little walk in the city park. Nothing hard about it, just nice to get out and about very close to home.
This is a great area with a lot of different trails to choose from. Trails are very well maintained, and there is signage at every intersection, but it's still easy to get yourself lost, so take your GPS-enabled device. Trails also meet up with the Springwater Corridor. Elevation gain/loss is minimal.
One of my favorite places in the world. Powell Butte is a hidden gem which means I can go for a run after work and have the trails to myself. The construction is fairly done and the parking area is open. Great place to invest an hour or two.