Amazing view of Mount St. Helens & Mount Hood. If your looking to see the sunrise, not the trail to go on, but the nature and view will take your breath away.

Steeper than expected, but great off leash dog park at the top and amazing views of multiple mountains on a clear day.

Great hike when you're itching to go out, but don't have time to leave the city. Head on up see the famous view of Portland from Council Crest.

Great city park. Good for trail running.

nice and well marked simple and relaxing break from the city

one way small trails part of the way with a couple cross streets. overall wonderful with good incline!

Easy hike, just be ready to be hiking in the outskirts of the city.

This year I'm exploring all the hidden hiking gems within Portland and the surrounding area. There are so many places I've never been though I've lived here all my life. This hike was one of those experiences, and I enjoyed it greatly. I chose a low traffic time, so I don't know how crowded the trail normally is. There were just a few others braving the steep climb up and quite a few more enjoying the park and view at Council Crest at the top.

First time trail running down this path was thrilling!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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

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Friday, December 29, 2017

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

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

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.

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

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Fun, quick hike with nice views at Council Crest

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A pretty hike when you want something fairly quick. The hike up to Council Crest Park is easy to moderate. Mostly uphill the entire way to the park, but only at a 10-30% incline, with several areas where it's pretty flat. Lots of shade from the trees. The view from the park is gorgeous on a clear day. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view before heading back down.

Parking lot off of Sam Jackson Rd is small. Quick hike and OK view at the top.

This is a fun little day hike with a rewarding view at council crest. The trail is small but well defined. Up hill is tough at times but not too bad. Make sure to leash dogs or keep them nearby because the trail crosses roads.

Fun little hike for being right in the city.

great local forest hike.

v beautiful hike. the sections where one finds oneself traipsing through neighborhoods of wealthy people's houses are slightly less than exhilarating, but still a v nice hike overall.

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