It was an easy up hill hike. Lots of beautiful trees and flowers. Got to see a deer who was not easily intimidated by my presence. The sound of the forest with all its birds was the most beautiful thing about this hike. I'd do it again for sure!
Amazing urban forestry hike. we went early so the birds were chirping and moving around. I was within 25 feet of a baby deer at one point. The trail is just bathed in beautiful light filtering through the trees. It's an easy hike and some might not like the traffic or views of the city but I love that in Portland I can climb a mountain and be 5 minutes from the freeway.
The trail was easy to travel, semi-steep at points, but not too bad. There's a lot of city noise (it's fairly close to I-205) but in the trees it's easy enough to block out or imagine it's ocean waves. The nearby houses/apartments break up the tranquil settings at a couple places but oh well. One thing I would like to point out for those who bring their dogs along - dogs ARE NOT allowed in this park, even on a leash, per posted signs. I don't know if that's new or the app just has it wrong.