Hillsdale to the River Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Hillsdale to the River Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
662 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

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5 days ago

This is an exceptional option for urban hiking with some nature mixed in. Perfect for the rainy season, when the abundance of gravely and paved surfaces is much appreciated! You can easily extend this to a much longer hike by following the riverfront path to Sellwood or the South Waterfront.
The only downside (knocking this down to 4 stars) is the persistent smell of sewage on the area that parallels I-5.

2 months ago

Great combo of nature, suburbs, and a nice park. Really enjoyed the loop

2 months ago

Great hike on a spring day when you want or need to stay close to town. We loved the various staircases and easements that popped up throughout the route

5 months ago

The trees are pretty up by terwilliger but under the freeway down to John’s landing. If you can’t get out of town and are desperate for a hike ok , otherwise get outta here!

5 months ago

I live in Hillsdale, so it’s pretty neat to be able to get down to the river on this trail. I also think it’s a special urban thrill to hike under I-5. Willamette Park is a nice destination, with bathrooms, water fountains, and a dog park.

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Great trail loop with portland neighborhoods, woods, willamette river, and back. Good workout but not too hard.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

This trail isn't all that difficult and is incredibly short. That's not a problem...just doesn't off much for the eyes. It didn't make me feel like I got a workout, honestly.

walking
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Good dog walk on a dry day.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015