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It was definitely a city hike, but it was fun. I would say it was an easy hike.

This was an easy hike and I love that my fur baby was able to accompany me. There are clear signs of where to drive up to and park. It’s a clean and organized environment as far as parks and hiking trails go. A lot of the trails are paved with some that are more of a natural terrain. I saw people also biking on these trails. My little family went on the Mountain Trail and then the Horsetail Trail to loop back to the visitor center and parking lot area. It was a short loop of maybe 1-2 miles.

Muddy this time of year, but a nice trail. Fun little bridges. There are paper maps at the trailhead and I was able to extend this trip quite a bit. There are several trails that connect to this one. Not too crowded. Occasional urban camper; no one bothered me.

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.

This was a great park, there are many trails that weave around. When two trails intersect there are yellow signs that help guide you.
If your looking for a trail with no one else around this is not for you. It is pretty heavily trafficked but not over crowded.

Great trail, I wouldn't go as far to say it's "Moderate". It wasn't a difficult hike. nice scenery and once I got up to council crest for the first time, the views were great I soaked them up for a couple of hours before I decided to hike back down.

Wide open area at the top with fabulous views of Helens, Hood and Cascade Range. Lots of forests around the base with smooth dirt trails. A very nice new entrance with parking lots, bathrooms, water fountains, benches, information and sculptures. Trails range from paved, to gravel to dirt. Horse trails too so watch out for piles! Busy on nice days but so many trails to chose from!

The trail itself was ok... nothing to right home about. The view from Council Crest was beautiful, but pretty crowded!

This convenient, but heavily used, trail in the West Hills near downtown Portland leads to the iconic Council Crest Peak. On a clear day there are great views not only of the city, but also Mt. Hood, Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Adams.

2 months ago

my sister and I had a great time hiking here. it was a little muddy but I think it had rained the night before. overall, it was beautiful.

meh. lots of dog poop on the ground, not many trees. crowded.

Quiet little hike. After 9 am, it gets busy.

I love getting off work early and doing this quick loop... Rain or shine it's always enjoyable!

Great trail. A little muddy at some points during rainy season.

Pretty with low to moderate foot traffic. Trail section we were on was sloped so a bit hard to walk on.

Lots of greenery and would’ve been a great view if it wasn’t so cloudy. Easy hike. Done December 5, 2017.

Beautiful little loop. Very quiet on a damp November Sunday.

Did a version of All Trails loop that was beautiful with leaves turning. Did notice, though, that All Trails trail names seldom correlated to trail markers or locator maps. Still, lovely hike.

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!

This is one of our favorites in the area. This route is nice, but we like to take a left at the Elderberry trail from the Cedar Grove trail and follow it along the forest until it hits the Service Road, then take the road straight to the water tank info center and parking lot. It adds an extra 10-15 minutes. It's not a hard hike and is not too uphill, but has a nice balance of meadows and woods. Rained on us, but still was very pretty.

Beautiful trail and not too easy for a run - loved it

Pretty rainy morning made it muddy in spots but still very doable. I look forward to doing this hike in the spring and summer.

Great trail for a short walk, dog friendly. Probably get very cold in this part of the town during winter, roads may be icy.

Nice views. Busy, family friendly. Shorter than anticipated.

Great urban hike ..Thrilled to see big houses in the slopes

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