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Orchard and Cedar Grove Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gresham, 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.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 518 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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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.

Powell Butte Park info http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=528&action=ViewPark

Directions: Parking is located at the intersection of SE 162nd & Powell Blvd south of Rte 26 and the town of Gresham, OR.

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Brittany Dobson
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Walking

The trails are kind of all over the place so we did our best to connect certain paths to cover the park best. Great overlook views of the mountain range and valleys below. Trails weave through wildflower meadows then dip into shaded thick forest- so you get a nice mix! Gates still closed for covid, but plenty of side street parking nearby.

PhLo M
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Hiking

Couldn't start from the main parking lot. Main gates were closed, keeping vehicles from driving up. This also meant far fewer people were in the park since it meant walking a lot farther from near Powell Blvd. The route is a good one except for its poor GPS alignment with actual trails in several spots. I'll try to submit a route edit so it aligns better, following the intended trails more closely. As it is currently, AllTrails regularly notifies "off route" because the route's lines don't follow the trails accurately enough in some spots. You'd have to wander through chest-high meadows to 100% satisfy the route. Tons of beautiful wildflowers everywhere!

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Bruce Martin
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Isaiah M Henderson
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Carolyn Griffin
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Hiking

Super well marked and well kept trails!

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Erick Wahlman
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HikingNo shade

no shade on half the walk (butte half). overall pretty awesome, good views on clear days.

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Urban without Grace
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Hiking

this was a rigorous hike for the most part pretty level. A couple of steep portions but mostly this was a good loop for me and the dogs!!

Amy R.
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Hiking

Great before or after work jaunt! I do this all the time but never tracked myself before this. I was surprised it was more than 4 miles as it’s so easy breezy, but a great in city workout in an out of city setting!

John Bernardo
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04/26/2018 Fun trail with plenty of choices. Powell Butte has number of trails to choose from. It's mostly flat open area, but there's some woodsy areas as well. Family friendly, easy going trails. Feels like an alpine desert. Nice place for beginners.

Eldo Bri
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Running

with beautiful views & cool information posted on the plant/animal life in the surrounding area, with also a super cool physical display that shows the water system&how it works. just as fun for the adults as it is for the kids! trails are great&maintained well, some steep spots for a stroller but good multiple options for trails. I do wish there were swings at least for the kids for afterwards.

Christina Be
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Walking

This was an easy hike and I love that my fur baby was able to accompany me. There are clear signs of where to drive up to and park. It’s a clean and organized environment as far as parks and hiking trails go. A lot of the trails are paved with some that are more of a natural terrain. I saw people also biking on these trails. My little family went on the Mountain Trail and then the Horsetail Trail to loop back to the visitor center and parking lot area. It was a short loop of maybe 1-2 miles.

Erin Briley
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Hiking

This was a great park, there are many trails that weave around. When two trails intersect there are yellow signs that help guide you. If your looking for a trail with no one else around this is not for you. It is pretty heavily trafficked but not over crowded.

Tien Matthews
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Hiking

Wide open area at the top with fabulous views of Helens, Hood and Cascade Range. Lots of forests around the base with smooth dirt trails. A very nice new entrance with parking lots, bathrooms, water fountains, benches, information and sculptures. Trails range from paved, to gravel to dirt. Horse trails too so watch out for piles! Busy on nice days but so many trails to chose from!

Tyler Nathan
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meh. lots of dog poop on the ground, not many trees. crowded.

Furry Dee
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Hiking

I love getting off work early and doing this quick loop... Rain or shine it's always enjoyable!

Christina Budd
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Lots of greenery and would’ve been a great view if it wasn’t so cloudy. Easy hike. Done December 5, 2017.

Penny Holeman
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Hiking

Did a version of All Trails loop that was beautiful with leaves turning. Did notice, though, that All Trails trail names seldom correlated to trail markers or locator maps. Still, lovely hike.

Tim Kruth
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Hiking

This is one of our favorites in the area. This route is nice, but we like to take a left at the Elderberry trail from the Cedar Grove trail and follow it along the forest until it hits the Service Road, then take the road straight to the water tank info center and parking lot. It adds an extra 10-15 minutes. It's not a hard hike and is not too uphill, but has a nice balance of meadows and woods. Rained on us, but still was very pretty.

Carl Meiners
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Great

Genny Lee
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Hiking

Nice views. Busy, family friendly. Shorter than anticipated.

Tim Kruth
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Walking

Bit smokey outside and warm. Nice area and can make it a longer walk if desired.

Robert A.
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Walking
TMB Brammer
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Love coming here so many trails easy to get to beautiful views on clear days

Adam Crane
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Running

Underpopulated as usual.

Benjamin Rabaud
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Running

Great for trail running.

Ercht Herz
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Walking

This is a great little urban hike with well marked trails. Definitely an easy stroll even with a little bit of elevation, part gravel trail / part paved trail, and plenty of gazing at Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens on clear days. Trails are mostly through beautiful wild flower fields so dress for the elements, rain or shine. Open for dogs, bikes, and horses alike.

Adam Chevez
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Great views good trials good for all levels

Nikki Fimple
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Walking

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.

Jeff Hutchison
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Hiking

Great views

Laquinecia Miller
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Great outdoor experience with my loved ones. Great views, routes and overall fantastic workout.

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