Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Forest Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

I absolutely love the parts of this trail I’ve hiked, and I’m so intrigued by every trail that branches off, I get more and more excited about going back. It’s gorgeous and challenging and it’s wonderful in every type of weather, and it’s really hard to resist stopping and taking photos of everything.

hiking
7 days ago

This was a great easy hike! I used this as a way to ease back into hiking this summer. When we used waze to find the trailhead we did actually start at the end of the trail rather than the beginning. However it was nice I be able to see St. John’s bridge twice rather than just once!

hiking
13 days ago

Love this trail. Short enough for weekday jaunt after work. Didn’t see another io the trail. The end a bit of a challenge for so early in the year, but not too bad.

Love Forest Park. Parking area can get quite full on the weekend. There is another parking area to the SW where you can park too.

The first part on Leif Erickson can be a mix of mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners. Later on Wildwood trail the traffic is lighter (and no bikers allowed).

hiking
14 days ago

Great moderate hike, and the Skyline Tavern is at the end for refilling water bottles and a beer. Pretty well traveled, some signs of homeless camps off the rabbit trails but not overly so.

Loved this hike. I just love Forest Park's feel.

hiking
25 days ago

You’ll break a sweat with this hike up and down.

hiking
27 days ago

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

I loved this trail. I hiked it a few times. Lots of beautiful trees and flowers.

This is a good trail for hiking but not trail running. Quite a bit of incline and switch backs in the beginning, but it levels out once you reach dogwood/wildwood. Pretty flowers and scenery. Only saw 3 people on alder the whole time!

trail running
1 month ago

Started on 53rd. Less populated the further up you go. No incredibly steep inclines.

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!!

used to drive it in the late 60s and early 70s.

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 =)

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 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.

nature trips
2 months 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".

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.

This trail was a good workout. Some mud in spots and joggers passing through which means stepping off the narrow trails in spots. Quiet, diverse, all different types of trees but popular the closer you get to the zoo. Love to go in the spring when the magnolia trees are in bloom.

hiking
2 months ago

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

trail running
2 months ago

supper muddy and slick but I like it dirty

Beautiful sunny, cold, quiet Monday in the woods! Trail is well maintained. Would have given full stars had there been a view of the four volcanoes not blocked by trees!

hiking
3 months ago

20 minutes from my front door, great trail for training

hiking
3 months ago

Did this in late December 2017. The road coming from the river had a big landslide section about 1 mile East from the trailhead on Newberry Rd. and was closed. We decided to just park at the closure site, and walk. It looked like people can still drive and park at the trail head coming from the West side of Newberry Rd. Beautiful trail that is well maintained, but I hope they fix the road soon.

hiking
3 months ago

Can be crowded

hiking
3 months ago

Short and Sweet yet great nature immersion. Nice Trail

It’s nice not having to park along the main road in this area of forest park. The trail is a little less traveled than some and the other hikers seemed a little more chill. Would recommend.

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