Northwest Newton Road Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Northwest Newton Road Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Portland, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers 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: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 879 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

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muddy

Similar to the firelanes that criss cross much of Forest Park, Newton Rd starts out as a road and narrows to a trail. It follows the ridge down to Hwy 30, so the elevation changes are rather quick at times. The trail is covered in large gravel, so it is stable in the rain, but a little hard on the ankles. It appears to be good for mountain biking, but steep in places coming back up. The road goes through alder forest and conifer forest, all with loads of sword ferns. The under growth is lush and there are the usual wildflowers visible from the trail.

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15 days ago

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28 days ago

Really tough incline at the end, and at one point, a wasps nest. But we powered through and it was a good workout. Nice views of industrial north.

8 months ago

Not much to see. Thought there was a view to the river but its all trees. At the beginning it's all downhill, so you know what you're gonna get on your way back.

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Sun Oct 14 2018

Very beautiful. Not too many people for a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. I want to go back and walk all the way through to the riverfront.

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Mon Jan 15 2018

It’s nice not having to park along the main road in this area of forest park. The trail is a little less traveled than some and the other hikers seemed a little more chill. Would recommend.

Thu Dec 28 2017

Would have been a 5 star if there wasn’t so much industrial noise at the end. Beautiful during the fall/winter with snow on the ground.

Sat Mar 04 2017

Once you got away from highway 30, it was a beautiful hike next to the stream. A little muddy in march, but the stream was pretty full. Not too steep, nice incline.

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Mon May 30 2016

I paired Newton Rd with Wildwood Trail to make a short loop with an out and back extension on the Newton Road. I liked that it followed the ridge down towards Hwy 30 so that we got a nice workout in a few minutes. The elevation changes quite quickly in a couple of spots but thankfully levels out in between. A really nice workout. The trail is roomy (it's a road, but narrows to a trail) and looks to be used by mountain bikers, but we didn't see any. I don't know how the connection goes down at Hwy 30 since we didn't go all the way down. The Newton Road was not marked on Google maps but there is a street sign on Skyline Blvd. The Newton Road Trailhead has a nice roomy parking lot, but no potty. The forest is lush. Some wildflowers were blooming. We saw a tiger lilly and many more budding.

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