Powell Butte Loop Trail

MODERATE 105 reviews

Powell Butte Loop Trail is a 6.2 mile loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 951 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

muddy

Please Note: This trail is closed to bikes December - February.

hiking
off trail
20 days ago

Good trail but decided to head down Hawthorne to go back a different trail to the beginning. Lots of horse poop so watch out!! Saw quite a number of people, but not too crowded. Awesome time and will ned to come back more often!

hiking
30 days ago

Pretty nice trail for multiple uses, not too difficult, and appreciate that it’s in this area of Portland. It can be crowded however and there is horse and dog poop about.

hiking
3 months ago

Didn’t follow the exact route but still a nice easy hike!

3 months ago

Great for the whole family. Beautiful views of several mountains, the city and incredibly convenient.

4 months ago

gorgeous trails!

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

horseback riding
5 months ago

Great access. Excellent parking. Beautiful vista! Well maintained, signs post the way. Plus there is wheelchair capable trails at the top, visitors center, toilets and parking. Horseback riders and mountain bikers share some of the trails all is posted.

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail run or picnic to watch the sunset over mt good

6 months ago

Great system of well maintained trails!! Everyone we encounter is very friendly and respectful of the passage of hikers, bikers and pups! Added bonus of feeling like you are in the woods in the middle of the city

hiking
7 months ago

A great hiking option without driving too far out of the city. Nice to have forested tails and open trails. Parking can be limited

8 months ago

A great resource that is close by with good covered canopy trails South, West and North sides, open Meadow trails near the summit, Dog friendly my dog loves it there, well-marked Trail Junctions with maps. Good rain runoff in the ravines in canopied area draining into Johnson Creek. Good short hike without the long drive.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail to bring the pup to!

9 months ago

loved it

10 months ago

I am just trying to get my self in to shape & I liked this trail. very pretty views all the way up & not steep at all. it's a very gradual incline so even I could make it.

hiking
10 months ago

Love this park! Great trails and easy access.

hiking
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This is definitely a multi-use trail. You have to be really careful walking up and down the hills because at any moment a mountain bike could come racing over the summit. There are horses as well. I was there mid-morning on a weekday and it was already pretty heavily trafficked. But I’m giving this 5 stars because it is a fantastic little urban getaway that offers so much. The trails are also very well marked. If you’re looking for a quiet jaunt through the woods though, I’d go somewhere else.

walking
Sunday, March 18, 2018

This is a large suburban nature park with a 620’ foot peak in outer Southeast Portland. It is also home to an underground reservoir of drinking water for the city. There are 9 miles of well maintained trails through meadows and forests that provide something for everyone: paved wheelchair accessible trails from the nature center to the high point of Powell Butte, plus plenty of gravel and dirt trails for dog walkers, bird watchers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. The park planners also managed to make it seem isolated from the city surrounding it.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Nice loop through the forest and with pretty views of the mountains.

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recorded Powell Butte Loop Trail

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