Marine Drive Trail is a 10.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairview, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.2 miElevation gain173 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningPavedRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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An enjoyable, safe well-kept paved trail with great views of the water and mountains. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least six feet wide. The grade is gentle (all estimated under 3%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely find this trail navigable.

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Ashley Schlegel
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Hiking

lots of goose poop

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Matthew Beeman
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Matthew Beeman
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Matthew Beeman
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Ellen Hill
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Road biking

Great for biking! Some road noise, a nice breeze and light traffic. We parked in the Home Depot lot and had no issue accessing the trail.

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Carol Canaris
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I couldn’t find it from the directions on All Trails app. As I was leaving I saw a map of the area and discovered I was on the 205 wall. I did see this trail I guessed I would have to go across a street and to the left to reach the trail. I was on the Home Depot parking lot. I will try again but the directions could be better. Lots of trash and campers in the area.

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Sheryl Helms
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Road bikingGreat!
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Morgan Vann
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Hiking

First of all, we tried to start the trail on the western end, but there was no place to park, and the trail was away from the river basically IN the airport field. Once we parked at the eastern end and started walking, there is tons of trash, and the highway is roughly 15 feet away from the trail for the entire length, so the road noise is LOUD and you can see passing cars the entire time. The paved trail is also covered in goose poop. Overall not a “trail” I would ever recommend.

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Brianne Hunt
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Sándor Lau
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Robert Nash
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Hiking

easy

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Durham Rosser
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Road bikingGreat!
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Jeff Lindquist
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Walking

Overall: Enjoyable, safe, & clean trail Positives: Nice views and well kept paved trail. Negatives: Lack of rest areas & you are exposed without cover the entire path

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Brittany Dobson
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This paved trail is good for a flat walk and cycling. Easy street parking (but be careful, saw alot of window break ins) with great views of the bridge and Mt Hood as it runs alongside the Columbia River. Great for a sunset stroll!

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Teddy Liscinski 4
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Hiking

Easy riding, paved trail that follows the river. Make sure to park your car in the nearby lot for easy access.

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Thomas Lunsford
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If you're looking to run, bike, or just take a nice long walk along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon this is a good trail to pick. My girlfriend and I enjoyed walking this trail twice this week. The first day we started at 148th and Marine Dr. (east of I-205) and walked west finishing just shy of the I-205 bridge. This part of the trail is nice, but can feel a little sketchy at times due to the homeless camps in the area. I'd recommend walking with a partner if you're going to enjoy this segment. Also, there is a part where the trail deviates from along side the river and goes along the backside of a warehouse area. Eventually, the trail turns into a bike lane before turning into a paved path again. On the second day, we parked our car at Broughton Beach, paid for parking, and walked east towards the I-205 bridge. This section of the trail had more exercise traffic and felt safer than the other side. Families, couples, and individuals were friendly and said "hi" as they passed us. We also saw planes taking off and landing from the PDX airport across the street. Overall, I recommend, if you haven't yet, to go and walk, run, or bike on this trail during a nice sunny day in Portland. You can even finish by taking a dip into the Columbia River when you're done. Enjoy!

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Cherry Stacy
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Road biking

This place has a nice breeze for road biking and not a lot of people here in he morning (which I recommend) there are also parking fee about $5 all day but in the afternoon there will be no more parking spot due to a lot of people parking for the beach. So I really prefer to come here in the early morning.

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Emily Velasquez
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Road biking

Great views on the Columbia! Definitely better for biking, roller blading, etc. would be a long walk with lots of bike traffic. Park close to the Dutch Bro’s on the west part of the Home Depot parking lot or on Marine Drive.

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Perla Hernandez
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Road biking

Great for the whole family. A few uphill, but not steep, mostly flat. When you get close to the bridge there is quite a bit of garbage. Other than that clean, paved trail.

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Luci Charlton
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Hiking

Nice riverside trail. I would park along Marine Drive on the west side of the 205 bridge instead of following these directions that have you park in the Home Depot parking lot.

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C. Baker
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Walking

Flat, paved, 8-10ft. wide multi-use path. The portion we did begins at Broughton Beach and goes to the I-205 Bridge. The path runs along the Columbia River and by Portland International Airport. It’s popular with walkers, runners and cyclists. We like watching the planes takeoff and land from here. The river offers some wildlife sightings, but mainly marine traffic.

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A. Isom
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Road biking

Great trail for a bike ride. Wide trail with a combination of walkers and bicyclists. Beautiful view of the Columbia. A few mild inclines, bit relatively flat.

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David Gehl
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Road biking

Nice ride along the river. Nice view of Hood. Pretty flat but couple inclines. I would recommend

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Dave & Jackson User
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Hiking

Probably better for biking than hiking. Nice river views and Canadian Geese.

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Casey Lawrence
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Hiking

Boring walk. Pretty cold today with crazy winds. Lots of goose poop everywhere. Wouldn’t come back until summer.

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Cora Seagraves
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Hiking

Jogged Friday early afternoon and trail traffic was verrry light. Saw two abandoned trash/tent camps along the trail.

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Sarah Allen
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Tina Biornstad-Szafranski
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nice and easy, mostly pretty and homeless are not an issue right now. I just needed to remember the traffic noise is high as the main road runs parallel

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