Balch Creek & Wildwood Trail Loop

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Balch Creek & Wildwood Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from March until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

river

To make the loop you will have to go through a neighborhood and cross the Thurman Street bridge and go down below the bridge to loop around.

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7 months ago

It's quite muddy right now. We took the loop counter-clockwise and were very happy we did. Holman way is extremely muddy, and a pretty significant incline, so it would've been tougher going down it. Also lower Maclay trail is posted closed for a landslide, but many, MANY people were ignoring the old blockade, so we did too. It was the least treacherous part of the hike, turns out. About 3 points on Wildwood portion of the loop required bushwhacking. Plenty of trillium in bloom.

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11 months ago

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Saturday, October 01, 2016

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Great hike especially with kids.

backpacking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Long, challenging in some places, absolutely gorgeous!

hiking
Saturday, January 16, 2016