NW BPA Road

MODERATE 17 reviews
#13 of 42 trails in

NW BPA Road is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Portland, Oregon that offers scenic views 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
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,115 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

muddy

rocky

This route is the maintenance road for the power lines. It is not regularly maintained, so it feels more like a trail than a road. It is very steep in places and the gravel is loose. Unlike most trails in Forest Park, this one is open and sunny most of the time. The view of three mountains (Rainier, St. Helens, Adams) is about a 1/3 of the way from the bottom.

2 months ago

Great views. Downhill gravel is a bit rough but only a small part of the hike.

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8 months ago

Good trail to build endurance and condtion on.

11 months ago

Although not a particularly difficult hike all around, it starts going straight up for a while (straight down on the way back) on loose rocky terrain. Next time, I will stretch first. Nice views and satisfying hike so close to Portland. Totally worth it.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

excellent for conditioning.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Great hike, lots of beautiful scenery!

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