Southern Forest Park Loop Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Southern Forest Park Loop Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,026 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Pretty happy with the condition of this trail. Some people complain there aren’t any amazing views, which is true. But considering I don’t have to leave the city to find such a tranquil 9 miles, I’m not complaining.

Well maintained trail. Pretty trees and birds!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

boring hike. scenery stinks. if you're doing the full 9 mile hike, take wild cherry, then wildwood, then firelane 1 to nature hike. then just reverse it to get back down. decent for trail running but not for a nice hike.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Probably a great trail running trail but pretty boring otherwise. Probably my least favorite trail as far as scenery goes.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Hike was easy enough, just boring. Word of warning. Person had his car broken into. They smashed his windows. Another person said, who was leaving, they no longer lock doors. They don't leave anything in car so at least they don't have to pay for replacing windows.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Beautiful hike but trail is not clearly marked! Make sure you give yourself plenty of time before the sun goes down!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Meh.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Nice trail with some distance. Parking crowded on the weekends, but worth the effort.

Monday, October 06, 2014

The parking is sketchy. The trail is poorly marked from the road. Waste of time

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This was very easy to walk! Wide, flat paths. The trees were lush and green, and created a canopy which kept the area cool. People were there with their dogs, and women with their kids. We didn't walk the whole thing.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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