Ridge Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Portland, OR that features beautiful wild flowers 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.
dogs on leash
Down, down, down. See the beautiful view of the St. John's Bridge. Then up, up, up to the car. Trail is tough, hard clay, so not muddy in rain, but can be a little slippery.
This was a fun and easy journey down this trail, perfect for the fall time. There wasn't any traffic on the way down and there maybe a group or two on my way up. The view was definitely worth it once you get down to the viewing platform and great exercise going back to the beginning of the trailhead. I would recommend this if you live or headed to St. John's; especially with all the colors changing in the forest.
It is basically another " connection" to the Wildwood Trail. Parking lot is not exactly where AllTrails will lead you but roughly 300 yards before the bridge. Good workout hill.
Just challenging enough for an occasional hiker like me. Loved the view of the St. John's Bridge near the bottom, close to the bridge. (We missed the lookout point at first. When you're near the river, facing it, the trail comes a T. Go right until you come to a small platform.)
Great trail for a quick hike in the city.
Loved this hike. The forest smells so good in the rain. We hiked all the way down to the viewpoint of the St.John's Bridge and back up. We started at the Springville Rd Trailhead and turned around at the viewpoint. I think you can go all the way to the St. John's Bridge, but we had a dog with us so we didn't want to get out on the road. Not sure what the connection looks like down there.