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Beautiful New Years day hike. We saw 3 deer, and the sunny winter light was lovely. Easy.

Pretty day...lots of people on the trail

nice groomed trails for a short brisk walk with the dog.

Came here for a quick hike while staying in Portland. Clean and trails were very well taken care of. Pretty good elevation for what it is! Fun

Trails border people's back yards and cars can be heard through most of the hike.

Have hiked this trail several times with our kids starting at age 3.

Enjoyed this hike.

Many trails to choose from! Loved the selection from easy to moderate trails! Beautiful!!!

Good for 20-30 min trails. You'll see ponds and diving ducks. Nature center provides guides to help you map your route.

Great for a daily workout!

1 month ago

I went there a year ago and it was great

1 month ago

Good hike. Signs are kind of confusing so make sure you pay attention to them and make sure not to take wrong trail. Redwood Deck is a cool area to check out the trees!

1 month ago

Small hike, with reasonable elevation gain. Best done on a warm dry spring day when the flowers are in bloom.

Decent nature walk

2 months ago

Gorgeous trails

lots of uphill from the Mather side a lot of up and down hill on the Sunnyside side. lots of tree roots in rock from the trail, but otherwise very well maintained. busy with the after-work crowd even in the winter

Nice park, lots of little trails. Very nice for when you don’t have a lot of time. Very walkable, clean and nice trails and some variation with the gardens.

Lots of little trails pleasant to walk on. I would love to see this place in late spring/early summer or at the beginning of fall.

I love these trails. Usually only a couple people on the trail at a time, if any. The trail is well maintained too.

it was nice. only came across 4 people on a cloudy fall day. trails are not marked at all tho.

A great little loop only a half mile from my house. I will be doing this trail alot in my future.

3 months ago

I love coming here. The views change with the weather, and many different types of areas. No dogs, no bikes.

very easy hike will great trail markings

Just moved here and decided to adventure through the area today. it was 84° outside but the ample trees made it feel like 75. I took the Redwood trail to the observation deck and then I saw signs for Pittock Mansion and decided to kill two adventures with one stone. the Redwood trail is super easy and beautiful. Once you get on to Wildwood trail is where you hit some incline. It's 1.3 miles from Redwood to the mansion. I went on a Friday at noon and it wasn't super crowded. i saw maybe 10 different groups the whole time which isn't crowded for a high traffic tourist location. if you take this route you do have to cross Burnside st by foot and the road is curved so be aware of the surroundings. I turned around after the mansion and finished the "1 hour loop" trail at Hoyt. the whole thing took about 2 hours and that was with stopping to take photos and see the wildlife (I saw lots of wild bunnies, a few species of very large spiders, and the last remnants of summer wildflowers) and I definitely stopped to stare upwards at the vastness of the trees a few times.

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3 months ago

The traffic/city noises are a definite drawback but the lush greenery and good condition trails make up for it with it's proximity to the city. There are also beautiful garden areas and an all-ability playground. Definitely easy enough to stroll causally for children or adults and saw multiple people with leashed pups in tow. Very nice for a city park and not as overwhelmed by city noise as tualatin nature park.

3 months ago

I like the variety this park offers. Lots of fir, cedar, oak, ash and a few large Ponderosa pines. Ponds and creeks with wildlife. The parking lot was full but the trails didn't feel crowded.

Lovely park, picnic area, woods, water too.

4 months ago

easy enough. wanted to test this one out a few months after back surgery and it was easy to get through it.
enjoyed the scenery.

Another of Metro’s well-run parks. Underutilized; generally you will only see a handful or less of people.
Trails are very well marked. Somewhat hilly but nowhere strenuous.
There have been small improvements since I last visited a few months ago, including a short prairie trail and new signage.
A great nature oasis if you find yourself in the area.
Not sure why it’s marked only good for certain parts of the year—it’s fine year round. I’ve visited more in November and December than any other month.

4 months ago

Trails level surfaces and well maintained so little risk of tripping when looking up at trees.

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