Orchard and Cedar Grove Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
Take a short hike to the top of this Butte with amazing vistas in all directions. This is a short hike with some great views and a picnic table at the top. This park has multi-use trails but mountain bikers should stay off the horse trails and both horses and mountain bikers should stay off the trails when they are muddy. From the top you will have great views of Mt. Hood in the distance. I've outlined a fun trail that will bring you through an open meadow into some trees and back without being on the same trail twice.
Great trails, lots of variety. Wooded dirt trails nice and quiet, beautiful wide open spaces gravel trails, and easy going paved paths. Dogs have to be on leash, which I personally don't care for. I'll take a off leash dog park over any place any day. It was a great easy walk though. Nice to just stroll and take in all the beautiful scenery.
Great outdoor experience with my loved ones. Great views, routes and overall fantastic workout.
Hiked it today and added a few other little trails to make it just under 5 miles....one can add even more.
I really liked the terrine, at the top was grassland and loads of red tail hawks. The back side was wooded and mossy. The trail was a little muddy on the back side but one could always get around it.
There were a ton of dogs and many were not leashed - it was the Sunday of a 3 day weekend so maybe there were a lot of not so typical user out today?
Although the parking lot was about 30% full the trail further out was very quiet.
I ran across only 3 mt bikers, all were very nice and used proper trail etiquette.
Definitely want to come back on a clear day in the summer when I can see the mountains and everything is in bloom. Still a very pretty walk otherwise.
I only did one trail. I will definitely go back with my kids and take a few different routes! A lot of dogs on this one.. almost stepped in poop:(
Great hike! multiple trail heads and the view is beautiful.
Beautiful park. Great trail through forested area. Got a good workout.
Another of the area parks that really make Portland stand out for me. It's a nice local spot to get out and stretch your legs, jog, walk the dogs. The perimeter trails are ok for mountain biking, but the park has thankfully started putting up 'no bikes' signs on the central trails close to the visitors center although people still do it and it creates a hazard to have mountain bikes cone zipping downhill on a singletrack where there is heavy pedestrian traffic and large numbers of dogs on leash. If you come here to ride, just start out on the cinder drive on the north and west sides of the visitor center and parking areas, you'll get to the wooded singletrack soon enough and without running people down. Anyway, I rate it higher than 3 stars for a city park, has nice views on a clear day of Mt Hood, Helen, Adams, and lots of wildflowers in season, I usually see deer here in the evenings, and it's a nice way to enjoy nature without even leaving the city, but it's not what I look for when it comes to hiking & trails either.
great place to go