Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

EASY 17 reviews

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports


bird watching




no dogs

This is a really great nature walk around two ponds near downtown Portland, OR perfect for the elderly or small children Enjoy this short walk around this natural area. This is a great place for watching birds. Children will be occupied reading the many interpretive signs on the walk. If you have a canoe this is a great place to put in to paddle the Columbia Slough area.

Super easy but peaceful trail.

6 months ago

Decent outing, a couple spots with swarms of bugs. No signs of drugs or anything sketchy as previously posted.

Sat May 26 2018

Last time I was here I found a pipe case on the waters edge. I opened it only to find a small bag a spoon and 2 needles... junkie starter kit... I am sick and tired of taking my kids to all these parks close to the city and have to pick up fucking needles or dealing with groups of people smoking weed... I’ve grown up in this city now I can’t stand it. I will spend the gas to take my kids hiking outside the city limits.

Mon May 14 2018

Most of the trail is underwater right now.

Thu Dec 21 2017

Wed Oct 11 2017

This trail is closed for renovation as of 10/10/17

Tue Aug 01 2017

nice i like a swamp zone. saw some birds, they seemed to have some kind of club going on in the bushes.

Fri Jul 28 2017

This is a massive construction site at the moment: 7/27/2017. It doesn't look accessible from the road.

Tue Jun 27 2017

It's a nice even path. It does have roots and things that might trip you up if you aren't careful. But good for young and old alike. It's more of a walk than I hike, but still nice.

Tue Sep 13 2016

Very beautiful and they're currently working on upgrades. Squirrels, bird and rabbits! Plant life is apparent and fish. For Pokemon Go fans it has five Pokestops and a gym. The gazebo has brand new wood and seating for under twenty people. It is a fun and calming walk and great escape from work. Finally there are two perfectly good baseball fields with dugouts and scoreboards!

Wed Aug 31 2016

looks abandoned..very spooky.

2 months ago

9 months ago

Sat Aug 11 2018

Sat May 13 2017

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