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

Beautiful trail. Very easy to follow. Great hike near the city.

Just moved here and decided to adventure through the area today. it was 84° outside but the ample trees made it feel like 75. I took the Redwood trail to the observation deck and then I saw signs for Pittock Mansion and decided to kill two adventures with one stone. the Redwood trail is super easy and beautiful. Once you get on to Wildwood trail is where you hit some incline. It's 1.3 miles from Redwood to the mansion. I went on a Friday at noon and it wasn't super crowded. i saw maybe 10 different groups the whole time which isn't crowded for a high traffic tourist location. if you take this route you do have to cross Burnside st by foot and the road is curved so be aware of the surroundings. I turned around after the mansion and finished the "1 hour loop" trail at Hoyt. the whole thing took about 2 hours and that was with stopping to take photos and see the wildlife (I saw lots of wild bunnies, a few species of very large spiders, and the last remnants of summer wildflowers) and I definitely stopped to stare upwards at the vastness of the trees a few times.

Lovely hike through the trees, plenty of shade, well maintained trails. Pittock Mansion is well worth visiting - you can get to the house via the road.

hiking
1 month ago

Trails level surfaces and well maintained so little risk of tripping when looking up at trees.

Easy. Very moving memorial.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was pretty nice, but the signs weren’t very helpful, and we were expecting to see at least some flowers from the reviews, but unfortunately didn’t see any. It was a pretty leisurely hike, however and the different trees with their labels was definitely a nice addition. All around worth the experience.

A fun, easy hike. Went here for a first date with my boyfriend

Many options in the arboretum trail system and connects to the Wildwood Trail for many miles of hiking. Best in spring for flowers, but then can be muddy. Fall colors also can be spectacular. Parking can be a problem on a nice day.

trail running
2 months ago

I run this trail several times a week year round in combination with adjacent loops. One of the Crown Jewels in Portland’s Park System. Try connecting this to the Council Crest Park loop if you have time for a true “I heart PDX” workout!

Was a bit Confusing but we will definitely be going Because there are many things to do around that area. We will be going back tomorrow to explore all the other areas we didn't get to explore today.

used this mixture of trails as a template for a slightly more extensive walk to make up for the fact we couldn't do mirror lake trail an hour from town because there was nowhere to park.

hiking
3 months ago

very nice combination of trails. lots of dense forest.

Had a great time hiking with our little Pom!

hiking
5 months ago

It was ok, I'd definitely call it a mostly easy trail with a couple short steep sections. biggest problem was the stretch right off the memorial, which has lots of criss crossing trails that were confusing enough that I had to check my map a dozen times. Not knowing the names of the component trails was a problem until I got to where I can stay on Wildwood for a long time. Maybe would have been more logical going counter clockwise. At any rate, it's a good hike that feels mostly secluded despite being urban and you can detour to a little viewing area on Wildwood.

great trail when one has a few hours to hike with the great rewards of city views when you reach Pittock mansion ( that has public bathrooms and a water fountain). Try to go when the Magnolia trees bloom for an extra nature beauty treat. thisbis my go to excersise and replenish the soul hike although if you go mid day there are lots of people so try to hit the trail early so its less busy.

Always enjoy this trail. Parking can be tough later in the day. Nice for walking and talking with friends. Beautiful.

Always a great park for a walk or hike. Parking can get scarce on busy warm weekend days.

Beautiful. Peaceful. Easy directions and signs for all trail options throughout. Also extra cool labels on some trees. Excited to come back and try another trail option.

Easy, dog friendly hike

The trail is closed due to a landslide. It still takes you up to the mansion for amazing views! You just cannot continue from there.

Short easy loop. Beautiful memorial. Connected to nice park and arboretum trails.

walking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Walked the mile loop around to look at the redwood and sequoia trees while I was vacationing in the area. It was so peaceful and the trees are so majestic and beautiful. Very different from the east coast! It was an easy walking trail that takes you through the highlights of the park and should be accessible to people of all abilities.

walking
Friday, July 21, 2017

The short segment that runs along Johnson Creek (2.4-2.5 mile mark on the elevation map) is closed due to a landslide. Detour via Redwood Trail.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

So much to do in one place. One of my favorite places Portland

Easy walk and beautiful place

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Lots of different trails. Beautiful! We parked at the visitors center (costs money) took Magnolia to the Japanese Garden / Rose Garden, and magnolia --> beech back up.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gorgeous! Low traffic - very beautiful hike. One of my favorite hikes yet!

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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