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Beautiful variety of scenery on this trail. Pay attention to signage because there are a few trails that connect and could throw you off course. Overall, great hike and would do again!

hiking
1 day ago

Ground (in some patches) somewhat soft from previous rain. But you can’t beat 73’ and sunny!

Probably a great trail running trail but pretty boring otherwise. Probably my least favorite trail as far as scenery goes.

A literal walk in the park.. Boring and not too much for scenery right now. Very wet and muddy!!

muddy and steep. that is all.

This really shouldn’t be labeled ‘Easy’. The last little part basically follows a power line and is strait down. It was pretty muddy as well, although we just had a huge rain storm. It was a great trail, though. A bit hard to know exactly which direction to turn sometimes because there can be up to 4 options and the signage isn’t that great. There were not many people, so it was nice and quiet. I would definitely recommend it, but maybe when it’s a bit drier and not for someone who is recovering from an ankle fracture =)

We followed a meandering creek that just took us away...

Fun first half on the trail, a lot of elevation changes and turns so it doesn’t get boring. Finishing on a fire lane back to the parking lot. Enough elevation changes to get a workout if running.

I loved this trail today. A little muddy in spots but overall very well maintained. The elevation change is no joke and the view from the top is lovely. Trillium was in bloom everywhere which was an added bonus!

Great city trail in Portland’s acclaimed Forest Park. The lower trail follows a stream. The upper trail leads to a lovely view of the city and Mt. Hood beyond from the gardens of the elegant Pittock Mansion. Water bowl for doggies and the ticket office for the indoor tour of Pittock.

Pretty easy hike, great little stream. when you take the turn up to Pittock Mansion be prepared for the incline. I've hiked this trail two times now. The first time I wasn't in the best shape so it was a nice burn. The second time I was in better shape so it wasn't as bad, but I powered up it and was out of breath by the time I got to the top because I was hiking up pretty quickly.

I thought this was a great hike! So fun for the puppers and I. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

Loved this hike. The trail crosses over many streams of water. With dense moss covered tree views. Only took a star away because the trail sings were difficult to make sense of.

If you only have time for one hike in PDX, do Upper Mcleay to Pittock mansion and pack a lunch for when you get to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail with a great view of the St John’s Bridge!

trail running
1 month ago

supper muddy and slick but I like it dirty

Love this hike so much!

Great hike close to a beautiful area of Portland!

Good but busy, of course.

hiking
4 months ago

Ridge trail is a fantastic hike, the first 35-45 mins are a moderate upwards climb until you reach the top of the ridge at one of forest parks many fire lanes that are also accessible for hikers. Along the way up there are many trails that intersect the ridge trail including the largest of the parks trails; the wildwood. This means that the ridge trail can be an out and back hike as described here or it can be a lovely start to an amazing all day hike. I️ live in St. John’s where this trail head starts and have many times on a cool sunny morning headed up the ridge and wound up all the way in NW Portland five or six hours later after meandering through the countless beautiful trails of forest park. I️ would recommend this hike to anyone!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike for a muddy trail!

hiking
5 months ago

This was a nice hike. it was about 45 degrees and drizzling so I pretty much had the trail to myself. the first mile or so is where the elevation is steepest. When you get to the top there is a long old logging or maintenance road that can lengthen your walk. that is wide and more or less flat. You can get down to the St. Johns bridge on the Willamette from here as well. my guess is from the very small parking area at the trailhead to the bridge and back is maybe 5 or 6 miles.

Beautiful lush grounds, truly an oasis in the city.

5 months ago

Includes 2 trails: Tolinda trail, which starts at Germantown, and then it connects to Waterline trail which goes to the top -- and Skyline tavern. Nice elevation gain, not too bad except it was muddy, however, it's November so that's expected!

My puppy discovered it. it connects Lief Erikson to Wildwood. Steep and slippery when coming down

Beautiful day! After the week I had I would have given 4 stars for a walk around our neighborhood. Got a break in the weather after raining all week. The trail presented me with mist, falling leaves and drops from the trees after the evening rain. The first mile is a narrow road but has a nice feel looking on to a ravine. The trail then narrows and eventually climbs. Encountered very few people on this Saturday morning. Much needed!

A bit crowded and repairs at the start of the trail but a good hike

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