Looking for a great trail in Forest Park, Oregon? AllTrails has 55 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 40 moderate trails in Forest Park ranging from 2 to 13.5 miles and from 55 to 1,082 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Great trail if you have 2-2.5 hours. Decent amount of people and dogs on a Friday morning. Most people were jogging. Well maintained hard surface, mostly without roots. All gradual slopes up and down. Goes trough temperate rain forest, but right on edge of city.

Second take at this hike, and again, I forgot to start recording at the beginning! Ended up doing it backwards once I made it to the Wildwood/FR15 intersection. Worked out nicely, though the incline on the return was brutal.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice to have so close to downtown.

Dog friendly, relatively simple with a few good inclines. Plenty of activity so it’s always in good shape.

hiking
muddy
10 days ago

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washed out
11 days ago

Wet, muddy, rainy, foggy. Steep slick inclines. Could have made a better plan.

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

I’ve lived by this trail for 24 years & the app states that mountain biking is one of the features-mountain biking or any cycling is not allowed on Aspen

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

Great for trail run. rained a bit but no problem.

I’m in my 40s and in retail, and I tried this trail with someone in better shape two weeks ago, but couldn’t keep the pace. Alone today, I used Runkeeper and ended up taking an average 30 minute/mile pace all the way to Fire Lane 7. I stopped four times to snack and drink. I laughed when I saw this site considers it a “medium” trail. I am not regretting the hike, and intend to do it again in two weeks to see how it goes.

on Keil Loop Trail

hiking
muddy
21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Today we hiked the Wildwood trail from the intersection of the Garden Trail by the Japanese Garden to the Zoo in Washington Park. It was a beautiful foggy fall hike, mostly downhill. As you get closer to the Zoo there are many intersecting trails at the Vietnam Memorial, Holocaust Memorial & Hoyt Arboretum, and each intersection has a well marked sign. A lovely, leisurely hike.

running
28 days ago

The first 15 miles were cake, the next 11.2 were worth it and last part was brutal! Good luck, make sure you have enough water. I’m going to go back to looking up crutches online.

hiking
muddy
28 days ago

It was an easy trail on a foggy day.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail. If done during the week it’s pretty mellow. There are a few joggers/hikers/bikers but you can go 30 mins - hour without seeing anyone. (There were dogs off leash which I didn’t mind but I know some people do.) Also not much scenery change. I hiked during October and it was not muddy at all. Lots of leaves. It was absolutely beautiful. Parking is on the side of the road and this entrance gets used pretty frequently. However, at least 6-8 cars can fit.

hiking
1 month ago

My boyfriend and I hiked from the connector Garden Trail at the Japanese Garden to Wildwood heading toward Pittock Mansion. We wanted to see the new Barbara Walker Crossing pedestrian bridge over West Burnside. You hike through Hoyt Arboretum to get to the bridge. For us it was a lovely Autumn day & we enjoyed a leisurely stroll.

It’s a great trail, not too rigorous and clearly marked. The best views are from the bottom however, as the woods thicken as you climb. The end of the trail is a bit abrupt, but does meet up with others. Some beautiful and tall evergreens to look forward to!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, but with the new bridge they removed the road access and Burnside. Now I have to hike an additional half mile and cross traffic to catch the bus.

Ended up going along Leif Erickson for some flat terrain

Lots of trail runners! Lovely for fall colors, especially yellows and greens.

hiking
1 month ago

Forest Park is a beautiful everywhere. This hike features a beautiful view of the St John's bridge in the first 5 minutes but would otherwise not recommend. Logistically, its a pain in the arse as you have to walk up along a busy road, then climb stairs to the trailhead. Since its far enough from downtown, there a few tent cities up there and wouldn't recommend hiking this alone. Plenty of other great hikes in Forest Park that don't require mace.

hiking
1 month ago

The section across W. Burnside is now open again after the dedication of the Barbara Walker pedestrian bridge on Oct. 27. No more hazardous crossings!

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