Orchard and Cedar Grove Loop Trail

EASY 182 reviews

Orchard and Cedar Grove Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

2 months ago

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.

trail running
2 months ago

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.

walking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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!

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Great

hiking
10 months ago

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

walking
11 months ago

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

walking
11 months ago

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Love coming here so many trails easy to get to beautiful views on clear days

trail running
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Underpopulated as usual.

trail running
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great for trail running.

walking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great views good trials good for all levels

walking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Great views

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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:(

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Great hike! multiple trail heads and the view is beautiful.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Beautiful park. Great trail through forested area. Got a good workout.

walking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

great place to go

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

We love this place. Powell Butte has fantastic trails for all levels.

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