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

Length 10.2 mi Elevation gain 173 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Road biking

Walking

Running

Paved

River

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Reviews (85)
Photos (65)
Recordings (79)
Completed (181)
Thomas Lunsford
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WalkingBugsFeeGreat!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Alicia 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.

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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HikingNo shade
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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

Craig Wood
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Road bikingNo shade
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Janet McElmury
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Was a nice place,easy to walk because it’s flat.

Kayla B
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Running

This is a nice trail. I stayed at a nearby hotel and ran to the trail. It’s flat with nice views of the Columbia and Mount Hood. There were a few homeless people around; just mentioning that because of the reviews below.

Michael 5000
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Running

It's hard to imagine a better running trail for anyone interested in aviation, as there are many great views on planes in the air and in the ground.

Andi G.
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I second that on the rollerblading (below comment) it’s a great path- nicely paved. Great for all kinds of wheels, if it’s just for a leisure stroll or high intensity running, This is the spot. Great spot for you sunset watchers. 4 stars- because parking can be sketchy- either see a car with broken window or shattered glass left behind

Schannelle A
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Walking

My window got busted open. The trail was nice but not worth $253.00

Sheryl Helms
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Road biking

Some trails are not super roller skate friendly, but this one is. I took it across the 205 bridge and had someone pick me up on the other side. It is really a very nice path for wheels of any kind. I love watching the birds and river on one side and planes taking off and landing on the other.

Nam Dang
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very nice trail for cycling.

david fryer
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Road biking

lots of blackberry plants

Samson Joseph Dev
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Hiking
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Annalee Purdy
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Hiking
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Michael Elerath
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Mountain biking
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Tim F.
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Charlie Collier
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Michael Elerath
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Mountain biking
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Johnny M.
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Mountain biking
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