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Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

MODERATE 769 reviews

Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 921 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

wildlife

rocky

Follow this trail to Pittock Mansion for a panoramic view of Portland. You will have great views of Portland and will also have a great opportunity for bird watching. Take the time to explore the grounds. The building is overseen by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation and it is open for touring.

hiking
6 days ago

Fun hike to do, especially if you aren’t from around Portland. Well maintained, beautiful, and give a good view of the city at the top near the mansion.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful, well- maintained trail. Uphill on the way to the mansion, but switchbacks make it manageable for most hikers. Wonderful, natural NW gardens and view of Portland for a lunch break at the top.

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
rocky
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

great first trail to do around downtown Portland

Great trail. Had to park a bit away from the lower trail head, it was packed. Steep climb to the viewpoint but the way back was easy and downhill. Beautiful

Can’t beat this trail. So beautiful!

hiking
muddy
25 days ago

even though it was raining and caused it to be a little muddy it was beautiful! several people were out running and hiking with their dogs. the trees provided decent cover from the rain. all the greenery was beautiful!

Solid hike. Not easy but not too hard either. Great view at the top and an easy trot down.

hiking
1 month ago

A great trail to do with families - ending with a beautiful view of Portland! There’s the witches house, a heritage tree, and Pittock Mansion all in one hike! This trail has some good elevation gain, but nothing that should deter anyone from hiking up it. It’s almost entirely single packed down dirt with a few road crossings.

hiking
1 month ago

Good steady climb up for 2.5 miles- especially the last mile-until you get to the Mansion and gardens. Great place to take a quick break and enjoy the view of Portland on the river. A good but slightly technical trail to run down as it has numerous switchbacks and a few washouts on the edges of the trail. You can hike up in 45-50 minutes and run down in 15:00-25:00 depending g on your skill level and crowds that day. Pretty well shaded 90% of time and water /restrooms available at start. Parking a bit dicey after work and on weekends and don’t leave valuables in the car.

Quick easy access from the city to make you feel like you have escaped the city in just minutes. Very pretty, not crowded, tons of trees, you can go as far as you want or as little as you want.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy, very beautiful! Super neat Witches Castle and the Audubon Society along the way. Great views at Pittock Mansion and lots of pretty flowers!

running
1 month ago

steady climb to the top and the view is worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was awesome! It had several other little trails branching off to different places but AllTrails map lead us right to where we wanted to go with the gps setting. Great view from top, as well as in the wooded section to/from the mansion.

hiking
2 months ago

A decent trail going up and the views from Pittock Mansion are unequaled - but the trail signs can be a little confusing especially if you are running down and you have to decide quickly upon the right course. I gave it a 3 for that reason but 3 1/2 stars is more accurate. I’ll do it again but this time either finish well before 3/3:30 pm or hang around until after rush hour as the roads around it (205/84/30/I-5) are miserable parking lots between 3-6:30pm.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail & would recommend taking a tour of Pittock Mansion at the top! Stunning views of the city.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful hike but def not wheelchair accessible. brought our stroller and went a little ways but had to turn around. next time we will bring the ergo. would rate higher if you could take a stroller.

Only walked halfway, but it was incredible

3 months ago

very nice area to hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Pretty easy to get up to Pittock Mansion. Nice place to have a picnic then come down. Good for dogs, kids. Well trafficked - feels pretty safe.

hiking
3 months ago

Super popular, beautiful hike right on the edge of the city. Great for kids.

Very nice, dog friendly trail. A little crowded up at the mansion but overall a great experience.

hiking
4 months ago

This is an awesome hike. The trees keep you dry when it’s raining out. The trail was a little wet but not bad.

4 months ago

Awesome view at the top!! Popular place in summer.. carpool for sure!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

For an experienced, not recently active, hiker like myself, this trail was very easy and mellow. Took the time to take pictures and subtracting that it was about 20 minutes start to end. Not accessible by wheelchair or other mobile device BUT potentially accessible for cane or walking stick users except those who dont do well with some elevation, rocks, and mud. Good starting trail to see how this app rated trails but definitely will go for hard level to have some challenge. A good overall 3.5/5 for me.

Mostly dry

hiking
4 months ago

99% dry. Great hike! Definitely recommend!

running
scramble
4 months ago

Great trail in the forest. The view at the end is really worth the effort of the climb.

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