Northwest Firelane 15 Road to Northwest BPA Road Loop

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Northwest Firelane 15 Road to Northwest BPA Road Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 754 feet Route Type: Loop

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This loop is part of several AllTrails curated hikes, so this is the third time I've done it. This time I didn't even notice I was on the same trail as before (until about halfway trough) because I quickly selected a hike to do today without inspecting closely. Pretty muddy today due to recent rain. Lots of wildflowers. I extended the hike by going to the bottom of BPA Road. That one (not part of this route) was steep, but rare views for Forest Park.

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muddy
25 days ago

Good stunts of elevation gain

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muddy
1 month ago

Moderate inclines throughout the trail. It’s a nice trail for running or hiking. Still muddy. It’s not a nice trail to bring your dog off the leash to run ahead of you and accost people, ever.

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muddy
3 months ago

Crazy muddy right now! This is a moderate hike except for that last killer incline up fire lane 15.

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3 months ago

This was nice, very muddy right now. Lots of nice forest bathing

Second take at this hike, and again, I forgot to start recording at the beginning! Ended up doing it backwards once I made it to the Wildwood/FR15 intersection. Worked out nicely, though the incline on the return was brutal.

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rocky
6 months ago

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9 months ago

Nice hike with some decent elevation gains. Pretty crowded on the fire lane and BPA road. Wildwood was my favorite part of the lollipop. Note the small print on the Kielhorn Meadow Path sign, it's a dead end!

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9 months ago

I do this trail on the regular as it provides a good, moderate workout. If you are looking to make it more challenging, do the lollipop section backwards from what this map suggests. Usually takes me between an hour or 2 depending on how fast I want to take it.

Super private, quote, a bit steep but beautiful

Great hike for an after work workout. Trails are in good shape, canopy of trees that the light shines through. At the beginning and end of the trail there is a beautiful view of the Columbia River, though power lines are in the way.

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11 months ago

Very wooded area, not too bad of a hike. A few steep hills, very nice dog walking trail.

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11 months ago

Nice, well marked trails. We only did 4 miles and there were a few decent inclines, but overall it was quite easy. We saw quite a few people, but it was still quiet.

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muddy
Sun May 26 2019

A group of 15-20 people of all ages just completed this beautiful hike in about 2.5 hours. Such an incredible hike!

Nice trail, not overly crowded. A nice way to spend an afternoon on a good day. Not much to see other than the forest along the way.

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Fri May 11 2018

This was a quiet, peaceful hike on a sunny Wednesday morning. So many birds! It was a perfect hike for my young dog, who is learning to be a good hiker. We saw only there other people in two hours. Don’t be put off by the fire lanes – they go through lovely terrain. There’s a pretty little Buddha shrine at Wilson creek, look for it! It’s a lollipop route. And yep, that last stretch back is uphill. Here’s a good description from a Portland Magazine piece about trails in the park. From NW Skyline Boulvevard, follow Firelane 15, cross over the Wildwood Trail, and turn up Firelane 12 to BPA Road. Go right on BPA Road. Turn right on Wildwood Trail. Return via Firelane 15. (Moderate, 4-mile lollipop loop)

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Sun Apr 01 2018

This not a true loop, but a lollipop trail. The majority of the hike is on wide fire lanes and therefore uninteresting to me. The only nice part of the hike was the part on The Wildwood Trail. Info I read said that it’s a less trafficked trail but I passed about 10 groups of people. Less trafficked for Forest Park i suppose. Enjoy the downhill in the beginning. You’ll be going up on the way back. This trail definitely falls into the moderate category but is an easy jaunt for seasoned hikers.

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2 days ago

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