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A great resource that is close by with good covered canopy trails South, West and North sides, open Meadow trails near the summit, Dog friendly my dog loves it there, well-marked Trail Junctions with maps. Good rain runoff in the ravines in canopied area draining into Johnson Creek.
Good short hike without the long drive.

walking
28 days ago

About 75% of this walk is on the side of a busy road but nice views at first.

hiking
1 month ago

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

on River View Loop

hiking
1 month ago

The north east trail section (0.2) does not exist.
It was decommissioned about three years ago.
Nonetheless it is a great network; but very steep and semi-technical in places.

Great trail to bring the pup to!

hiking
2 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.

Great views and nice trails only did the little loop will be back again soon. Great for 3 year old and a stroller

Great before or after work jaunt! I do this all the time but never tracked myself before this. I was surprised it was more than 4 miles as it’s so easy breezy, but a great in city workout in an out of city setting!

hiking
2 months ago

Quick hike without having to travel too far, and has a great mountain view.

I am just trying to get my self in to shape & I liked this trail. very pretty views all the way up & not steep at all. it's a very gradual incline so even I could make it.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to walk! Love it

Love this park! Great trails and easy access.

We came here to mountain bike because this app has mountain biking as an activity here, but there is NO MOUNTAIN BIKING here. Someone even made sure we saw the rule sign. He was very concerned we did not ride bikes there. Other than that it looks like a great place to go for a walk.

hiking
3 months ago

Palomino Loop sneaks through forested open spaces in West Linn's Hidden Springs neighborhood. The final segment of the loop is a sidewalk through a nice neighborhood. For how skinny the open spaces are, it's amazing how natural they look. I enjoyed the jumble of stairs that reminded me of something rigged up for a tree house. There is an optional out and back to Hidden Springs Road on the north side that is a little steep, but the scenery is nice there. There is a run-down gazebo and a picnic table near this north exit. The scenery is surprisingly diverse. Some sections almost look like a jungle, covered with ivy and vines. A few bits of trail are eroded or slanted to one side, so it's not the best for people with balance problems.

Very hilly and nice views

It was a beautiful place but way to many people for my liking. I go out to get away from people and the hustle and bustle of the city and if that’s what you’re looking for this isn’t it.

on River View Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Where else can you hike on a Sunday morning five miles from downtown Portland and see two other people? Don't go if spider webs freak you out. (I'm used to them in this area by now.) Biked from Sellwood Bridge down 43/SW Macadam/Riverside. Highway has a narrow paved shoulder but traffic was relatively mellow, ok for experienced adult riders. Trailhead is a bit tricky to spot; preview it on Google Streetview, then keep an eye out for the guardrail on the stream right after it.

Lots of road walking, but there are lots of blackberries to munch on in late July so that made it nice

There really isn’t a waterfall. It was cool to see the suspension bridge. If you’re going definitely go on the Lewis and Clark trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Even though this trail has some cons, increased public awareness of it is how it can improve. As it is now, not very many people know about it. The trails are neglected and mostly unmaintained. As the result, they get overgrown, especially with unpleasant plants like nettles. I got some serious sting from nettles from my visit here! The scenery is beautiful, and the park should have a fighting chance. Other than increasing frequency of use, I'm not sure what could improve the trails. Maybe there's no money in Portland's park budget to send anyone out to keep the plants trimmed. While I was there I wished I had a machete to clear the path a little better for the next person... but I had no such tool. Plus, I don't know what the rules are on doing such things. Another concern about Jenne Butte is that homeless people hang out near the bottom where the trail intersects the Springwater Corridor Trail. If that bothers you, then you can avoid going down the trail extension and just stay on the loop above. It also can get rather muddy near the bottom. I recommend parking at the north end of Equestrian Drive. The dirt road to the west seems to be a private drive of some sort. Google maps shows the road turning and going east, but this is not correct. There is an interruption, and you can't go beyond the last row of houses, so park in the neighborhood. The trail also has exit/entrances in a couple other spots. You can see those in my recorded track, since typically scout all those out.

walking
4 months ago

nice trail.

Awesome close in trails from Portland. Beautiful scenery and not crowded during the week. Lots of little bridges and moderate inclines. Took about 1.25 hours to do this loop.

walking
4 months ago

My family and I did the 'Little Prairie Loop' which was a nice, scenic loop.

I carried my three month old the entire trail while my girlfriend ran down the trail and back to me and the baby continuously.

The trail is well maintained and is virtually all gravel. There's slight elevation change, but nothing strenuous.

Views of the Tualatin/Sherwood area atop the trail was nice and the wooded areas were cooler in temp and beautiful.

Great little walk for the entire family.

Mostly paved. Good walk.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great place for wildflowers including the endangered Pale Larkspur. Beautiful hills, meadows, forests and birdwatching.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful park! Lots of wildflowers blooming now.

04/26/2018
Fun trail with plenty of choices. Powell Butte has number of trails to choose from. It's mostly flat open area, but there's some woodsy areas as well. Family friendly, easy going trails. Feels like an alpine desert. Nice place for beginners.

I prefer being further away from civilization. Quite a few people, and some construction made for a less immersed in nature type hike.

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