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Easy with some elevation gain and loss. Lots of trails but trail remains in the same drainage basin so it is pretty hard to stay lost for long.

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.

Easy hike with multiple options for trails. We did about a 2 mike loop.

I haven't hiked the whole 30 miles of it but this is a great trail because there are so many other options to branch off of and cool places to see.

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.

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.

This was an easy trail for my 6 yr old girl, my baby (11 months) took a nap the entire time on the baby carrier. we saw a lot of people working out, families, but no dogs allowed. very close to the towncenter mall, so we were able to quickly grab lunch afterwards
The summit doesn't have a clear view, but we definitely enjoyed it and we'll be back with the kids.

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8 days ago

Started the Wildwood Trail off of SW Fischer Lane. Also hit the Redwood and Oak trail. Did not go through the whole 27 mile loop of Wildwood but all trails we hit north of the Visitor Center was very enjoyable. Our starting point of the Wildwood was intensely green and vegetated. Oak trail not so much but for a sunny day in Portland, with very limited run ins with other hikers it was an enjoyable outing. Far more of a decent walk than what I would consider a "hike".

Nice trail! Plenty of water, lake, creeks & flowing stream with several waterfalls! The trail could be better marked, but even getting off it was through pleasant surroundings! The app was the only way we knew we were going the right way! Thanks All Trails!,

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

Was a very nice hike. Well maintained trails.

Had such a nice time. Pretty flat trail. A few spots made me nervous with young kids but we just picked them up. Such a cool place! We’ll definitely be back. Ohh and there’s a playground for after!

Nice, easy walk with pretty forest views.

Lots of signage.

Beautiful setting and easy to get to.

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.

Quick trip in the sunshine!! Always a go to spot if I’m in a hurry :-)

I love this place specifically because i can bring my fur baby here and let her run free w/o having to leash her and i's a good amount of trail walking for humans too. We come here as often as we can!

Probably the best in the city of beaverton. Tons of runners and foot traffic on the weekends, so be prepared to move over. Beautiful lake and water crossings. Enjoyable even in fall.

13 days ago

Flooded during winter which means tons of bugs. Probably super cool during summer.

Great stroll in the forest, and located right in the city. There is a creek running through part of it and an old mossy stone building to check out.

Nice quiet nature park in suburban southeast Portland area. Sad that dogs aren’t allowed here, but was consoled by the fact that 3 deer crossed my path. There’s a nice small peak to summit!

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.

First! Thank you to the two fellas that were making sure myself and two kiddos were okay as we hiked, it was my first time here.
This was a beautiful day for a hike. I will be coming again this summer.

while the trail is "marked," I found it confusing until I did this trail a couple of times. I like that it feels secluded in city limits and the there are hills for a bit of a workout. I plan to explore all the side trails next (rabbit hole, ? chimney....). Dog friendly and nice people I meet there. Watch out for horse patties. lol

very pretty loops. lots of BlackBerry bushes awaiting to go green again! lots of dogs out with there people today.very pleasant park. pups poops appear to be picked up well by there people. responsible which is nice.

easy walk. great for young kids and a nice walk.

on Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Trail

1 month ago

Great trail in the middle of the metro area!

This is a nice area the Metro park system. It is in an urban setting and a great place to take a quick stroll and get the blood pumping while staying close to town. Went the day after we had some measurable snow. 02/19/18

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