good trail. 4 star only because it's in the city and you cannot escape the sound of traffic. dog friend. I recommend making the extra push to council crest summit for the best view of Portland that you can get. makes the trail 8.5 miles with 1700ish feet of elevation gain. I gave 4 instead of 3 because unlike a lot of city trails bicycles are not allowed.

Me and Tara relaxed on a bench while she read a book and I painted a view.

Good urban hike in the heart of SW Portland. Great for kids.

Wonderful forest run in the city... somewhat challenging uphills with a beautiful view of Mt. St. Helens

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muddy
1 month ago

great local hike if you don't have time to get out of town.

This trail is mostly wooded and crosses through a few roads. I enjoyed the switch backs and the terrain. A few spots were muddy today. I recommend this trail to anyone looking for a moderate hike/run/walk. It has inclines and downward slopes. Not a whole lot of off trail shoots, but that was okay with me. I would also note that there aren't trash receptacles at the entry and exit points of the trail. The first one I saw was at the overlook, and that was almost 4 miles into my hike.

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muddy
4 months ago

Loved it, I wonder what all the silver tags on the trees were about though.

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muddy
4 months ago

Beautiful, relatively easy hiking trail. Good for kids.

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9 months ago

Not so crowded for a Saturday afternoon. At times didn’t see many people. Nice park at the top to sit and relax. Nice views. Great for families.

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bugs
10 months ago

It’s a solid trail it is a lot of incline and some steepness I would not recommend for inexperienced hikers or are considering bringing children don’t. Lots of tight trails it is a gorgeous place. Some small creeks. I would recommend going when it has been dry for a few days. Good place challenging inclines!

Great hike with a lot of offshoot trails! Definitely want to come back and take different trails.

Good inner-city hike. Nice combination of elevation changes. No views, except for the trees. Free, but limited spaces for parking.

Sun Dec 30 2018

Good

Easy to park, easy to find. Great little hike right outside of downtown.

Marquam Nature Park is a beautiful open space in southwest Portland accessible from Terwiliger Boulevard among other streets. This southern loop follows the Marquam Trail, Towhee Trail, Flicker Trail and Warbler Trail, starting on Terwiliger less than a quarter mile south of the turnoff for the hospitals on the hill. There is shoulder parking on both sides of the street including room for a few cars right by the trailhead. The path gains some elevation reaching about halfway up toward Council Crest. Trails continue to the summit and beyond to Washington Park for longer hikes. The hike up and back on the Warbler Trail on the southwest corner of the loop is optional for an additional workout. The scenery is very natural and beautiful, surprisingly so for being just outside downtown Portland. There can be a fair amount of traffic on the trail but not an overwhelming number of people.

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Mon Jun 25 2018

I have to admit that on a 85° day, 656 ft. elevation gain feels more like 1656 ft! Be that as it may, the trail is well maintained & has very few trip hazards. This day we found the sky at the top hazy so the view we were anticipating was somewhat subdued. Still, all 3 of us (2 humans, 1 dog) enjoyed the climb & felt satisfied we had accomplished something worthwhile. Not sure if we'll find a parking ticket on our car at Marquam Nature Park when we get back because we weren't able to complete the trek in 2 hrs with time for a rest & snack at the top. Council Crest is lovely & deserves sufficient time to enjoy.

This is a sweet trail if you like lush green forest. It’s nice that it is so close to town and yet does not feel like you’re in the city. We only did half, it’s a little strenuous for someone who is out of shape and somewhat challenging if you have difficulty walking.

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