Eastbank Esplanade Loop Trail

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Eastbank Esplanade Loop Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

city walk

historic site

9 days ago

All concrete, nice city views but not very pretty along the trail itself. East side very noisy from freeway traffic

walking
1 month ago

One of my favorite places to walk nearby when I don't feel like planning a hike. Crowded, but that's not a problem. It makes it interesting. Not very good for bikers though with all the walkers to dodge.

5 months ago

Easy walk to take the dog on and I love people watching on the waterfront but there's much better places in the area to go to.

walking
5 months ago

Great trail for a workday workout. Great city views. Loud on Eastside but that wS expected

walking
6 months ago

Nice walk along the river. TRAFFIC IS SO LOUD ON THE SE SIDE! Parking costs $1 per hour, cash or card, park at the Vera Katz SE Esplanade on SE Water and Hawthorne. You could extend your walk down to OMSI on the SE side and go over the Tillicum Bridge. But the walk from Tillicum to Hawthorne on the west side isn’t that great.

trail running
10 months ago

It's a concrete path but refreshing breeze lots of smiling bikers and runners.

walking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great until you cross back over to the East side. Be prepared for shorts with human feces in them, and homeless refuse everywhere.

trail running
Saturday, March 25, 2017

A bit crowded but beautiful views of the river.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Enjoyed the walk with good view, farmers market under burnside bridge, festival at Hawthorne bridge and row boat races.

walking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Great Walk along the river in the downtown area. You can follow this up with a walk up to the zoo or OHSU you to ride the sky tram to grab a different perspective view of the city. I meander along the trail and others within forest park often. A beautiful stop is always the rose gardens that overlook the city a nice spot to relax and literally smell the roses. Grab a fresh coffee and a water go explore.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I really enjoy doing this loop and further. There is a lot of walking traffic though but it's never too much only if there's an event going on. There's a lot of homeless people out and smells going on but it's a great solid loop.

walking
Monday, May 09, 2016

Our local walking & running loop. The east side of the river is a great place to take photos of the city :)

road biking
Friday, February 12, 2016

Great fun on a bike! Add on Springwater trail for nice long ride from country to city
Nice walk too but better for cycling:)

walking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Too many bicyclists...who are rude and do not signal to them that they are coming.

walking
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spectacular view of downtown portland. Great for a jog or bike riding as well. The loop is a go to for a last minute bike ride outing for my boyfriend and I.

walking
Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beautiful walk. Bikes can be a little aggressive so watch out.

walking
Sunday, December 23, 2012

Go on a nice day, the walk us fun and you can't beat heading to Saturday market!

hiking
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Not a bad little walk if you are in the Portland area for the day. Nice views of the Willamette and downtown PDX. We traveled clockwise, which seemed to be the direction of choice for other walkers and bikers as well. Crossing the Steel Bridge was way loud, as a cargo train was coming in and screeching to high heaven. The Hawthorne was much less eventful.

trail running
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nice easy run. Can be completed during a lunch break.

walking
Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Esplanade to Waterfront Park loop is a very leisurely walk that takes you on both sides of the Willamette and across the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges. It's a perfect stroll on a nice day if you have friends or family visiting. This is a heavily used bike thoroughfare, so you may want to keep a close watch on small children.

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