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Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail

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Council Crest City Park

Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail is a 3.1 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.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 748 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

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Photos (250)
Recordings (365)
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Jacob Wright
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Hiking

Great hike, got to Council Crest just before sunset. Made the mistake of hiking back down in very low light , eventually dark. Animal sounds (cougar?) and an eventual Owl dive bombing my head near the end of the trail had me running for cover

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Vince Ponzo
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Dallas Jessup
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Hiking

Great trail but definitely high traffic. Nice little rest at Council Crest park at the top. Just make sure to follow the Sunnyside Trail and not Marquam Trail Route - we accidentally did that and added almost a mile to the hike (not a problem but just a heads up for those that it may be).

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Emily McMonigle
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Hiking

Nice trail, narrow walkway at times might not be suitable for small children. Moderately steep, nice quick workout near home. Would not recommend during or after rain as muddy and slippery. I felt very immersed in nature during this hike and will definitely be back soon. Loved the birds too!

Joe G.
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First time and loved it!

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rachel m
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Hiking

Good hike in the city. Pretty simple

Brittney Hendrickson
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Hiking

This trail is fine. But I personally think the “view” at the top isn’t exciting. I’d recommend Pittock Mansion over this trail.

Mollie Henry
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Casey Slavens
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Gorgeous green scenery. Be prepared to walk up hill the first half but it isn’t overly hard. 2 chihuahuas made it just fine

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Dan Kinnison
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loved the view. probably one of the best for Portland.

Emily rose
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Kevin B.
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Sarah Smith
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Good trail for a quick hike. Can be very muddy and parking is limited.

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Michael Salce
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Great hike! The earlier the better to avoid the crowds. I usually get here around 7 am and leave by 8:30 ish.

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Monty Center
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Britney Allen
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i wouldnt quite call this a hike. i liked that there were options to do small out and back trails but the main was half out and back and half loop. kind of steep but was very doable. not a bad walk for a quick 2 hour adventure.

Lucy Wyman
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Hiking

The perfect Saturday morning hike! We walked this with our dog in late February - it's a well-marked and gorgeous trail. I'm sure it gets crowded when it's warmer out, but if you go in the off-season is perfect.

Melinda M
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Hiking

Beautiful views from Council Crest on a clear day. Lovely hike in the woods with some elevation.

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Lisa Watson
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Enjoyed the start of the route as it’s a bit less crowded than other routes to Council Crest from his starting point. Got a bit busier as we neared the top. A few areas are narrow but generally a roomy hike. Goes through neighborhoods of luxury homes so you’ll likely wave at a few homeowners along the way. Could see the fast impact of a little rain that came our way in the form of a much muddier descent. The dog park at Council Crest was busy! Great hike to tire out your pup.

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Wenzel Abels
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Sarah A.
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A little muddy in some places, but it didn’t effect how great of a hike was

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Bailey Smith
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Anthony Morfin
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Great simple trail. Well paved and well marked.

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Forrest McAlpine
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Aimee Provost
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Jessica Cardone
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Maddi Cermak
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Parts were a bit slippery in December 25th afternoon. Good little local city hike. Decent view up top.

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