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Washington Park Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 393 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Forest Partially paved Views
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Getting There

This path follows the most popular and beautiful trails in Washington Park to connect you with all the major sites and attractions within the area. This is a great walk for the family as it includes a zoo and very cool Japanese Garden area. The Wildwood Trail is one of the best trails in all of Washington Park and you will travel over most of it. There are a lot of trails that intersect the track so you can explore around the area as well.

Directions to Zoo Parking & Park South Entrance: Take Rte 26 west from Portland and get off at exit 72

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Jonny G
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Scot Northern
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Hiking

Very nice trail. Incredibly confusing if you do not have a map. Also, be sure you do not drink too much water as there are no bathroom facilities on the trail and no privacy if you needed to sneak off in the woods. We started the trail around 8:20 AM and it was still relatively crowded on the trail. Thankfully everyone we passed was wearing a mask.

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Melanie W
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Rylan Carter
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Hiking

Trail was very nice! Not super crowded but definitely popular. It is mostly shaded and is very tranquil.

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Don Wright
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Hiking

Look at the map before you go because there are a lot of intersections. Have fun out there!

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Dawn Allen
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Hiking

Lovely start at the Vietnam Memorial. Thereafter, it is standard Forest Park, with windy trails through tall trees & lush undergrowth.

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Boaz Kahana
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Brendan Rilling
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HikingGreat!

There are many many trails here so it’s easy to find yourself on a different path than you intended, but it was still a good time! My friend and I had a fun time here. There are some nice and shaded areas, some inclines, makes for a pretty easy hike with variability.

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Sarah Ash
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Hiking

The real life Shire

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Dallas Jessup
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HikingGreat!

8/9/20 Beautiful trail for some urban hiking. We extended the loop to include the Portland Rose Garden (roses still in bloom) and the the lookout point to Mt. St. Helen’s & Mt. Rainer. Parking is metered. You can use: card, coins or Parking Kitty app. $8 max for full day parking. We recorded the trail as most people said they easily got off of it. A bunch of turns but we stayed on the path with this suggestion (minus our roses detour).

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Cheryl Dunlap
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very hard to know where you're going - lots of trails everywhere. good wood views and lots of area but confusing to navigate

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Jeffrey Loftus
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HikingGreat!
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Matt Olesen
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Hiking

It was only 3.0

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Christophe Galland
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Running

Pretty little hike, no challenges there. The recording is a bit wonky at time, so you’ll have to disable the “off trail” warning.

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Amanda Jones
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HikingGreat!

Really enjoyed this trail. Gives you a good sampling of the different places Washington Park has to offer. A bit confusing when you get to Hoyt Arboretum due to some map errors. Take the trail(s) in the general direction and you’ll line back up eventually.

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Sean Phillips
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A nice walk in the woods. I echo what others say about keeping track of the map as it switches trails often and clearly has a couple spots that go off trail entirely. Easy enough to navigate if you pay attention. It was pretty crowded mid week in the morning so if your looking for a social distancing trail this probably isn’t it. Most people were great but one trail runner gave us no heads up and nearly kicked my dog as he jumped over the leash.

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Riley Finn
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Mountain biking

I dunno, just a shortcut to an overlook of the bridge thingy, kinda steep. Wasn’t on the map.

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Kristina Ishmael
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Hiking

Make sure to follow the trail map outlined here because it switches back and forth between trails. Added an extra 1.5 miles because I kept following the Wildwood trail, not realizing it had switched.

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Win Wilde
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Confusing to navigate, however, still decent and mostly flat. Lots of shade. Have to pay for parking. Veteran Memorial is a nice touch.

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Antonio and Misty Ward
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rachel m
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Hiking

Cute park, used to hangout here as a kid

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Stacey Pierce
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More difficult than easy, but just what I needed! My dog and I both loved it!!

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Karthik NS
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Dara Tucker
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Hiking

Great hike. The trail signage was confusing to me. thankful for the All Trails map!

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Amanda Barrett
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Hiking

Not bad for a neighborhood quarantine hike

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Jessica Chang
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Derek Fritz
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Anna Ingoglia
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Ali Doucette
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Scott Reasoner
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