Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail

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Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately 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
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail. A little muddy at some points during rainy season.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Pretty with low to moderate foot traffic. Trail section we were on was sloped so a bit hard to walk on.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty rainy morning made it muddy in spots but still very doable. I look forward to doing this hike in the spring and summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for a short walk, dog friendly. Probably get very cold in this part of the town during winter, roads may be icy.

3 months ago

Great urban hike ..Thrilled to see big houses in the slopes

hiking
4 months ago

Fun, quick hike with nice views at Council Crest

hiking
4 months ago

A pretty hike when you want something fairly quick. The hike up to Council Crest Park is easy to moderate. Mostly uphill the entire way to the park, but only at a 10-30% incline, with several areas where it's pretty flat. Lots of shade from the trees. The view from the park is gorgeous on a clear day. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view before heading back down.

8 months ago

Parking lot off of Sam Jackson Rd is small. Quick hike and OK view at the top.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a fun little day hike with a rewarding view at council crest. The trail is small but well defined. Up hill is tough at times but not too bad. Make sure to leash dogs or keep them nearby because the trail crosses roads.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun little hike for being right in the city.

8 months ago

great local forest hike.

9 months ago

v beautiful hike. the sections where one finds oneself traipsing through neighborhoods of wealthy people's houses are slightly less than exhilarating, but still a v nice hike overall.

9 months ago

best trail in town. great for visitors

9 months ago

wet today. marked fairly well. did as part of the 4T.

9 months ago

did as part of the 4T. No tram on Sundays.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike to an even greater view at the top! Trail was a little muddy in some spots but that was expected after this seasons unusually high amount of snowfall! Overall a wonderful hike with beautiful old growth forest scenery! If you haven't been here before, it is a must!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Nice trail!

trail running
Monday, October 10, 2016

Great hike, especially for being right in the city. I felt like this was more of an easy hike than a moderate one. Good tree cover for a rainy day hike, however the trail was a bit slippery so use caution if you're going on a wet day!

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