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Woods Memorial Natural Area is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 354 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

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Walking

Bird watching

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Wild flowers

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Julian Freeman
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HikingBugs

Nicely maintained area with easy paths, dogs permitted with leash, would not recommend bikes, and has signage so you won’t get lost. Easily accessible to locals, but outsiders might find trouble parking. I would recommend to park on the SW Wood PKWY entrance on the west side. Expect nice Forest with a creek. Shaded + pretty

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Sebastian Tello
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Hiking

Lol don’t follow the guide too closely just enjoy the hike. You’ll end up getting a feel for the layout pretty soon so just enjoy

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Anna Gunderson
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HikingMuddy

Okay, just have to turn around a couple times.

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Jeonghwan Kim
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Muddy

still open and very small area to hike.

Alyssa Ralston
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Hiking

Really lovely place to take kids and let them decide which way to go on all the interweaving paths. Small clear area down the Stairway Trail with river access is tailor-made for playtime. Everyone on the trail kept their 6-8' distance - thank you neighbors!

@ ZellaTheGolden
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Hiking

Quick hike. The trails were well maintained, but a little muddy due to the recent rainfall. Dog friendly. Forest scenery - otherwise not a lot of views.

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Jule Evee
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Hiking

With little to no prep, 7mins drive from home, we were in a beautiful forest with some stairs, bridges, well maintained trails. Only encountered 2 others in an hour. It’s really not a loop, several ins and outs along the way. We ventured into nearby, adjoining roads to see if we could find a way to loop back in but to no avail. Don’t follow my zig-zaggy route.

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L S
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Hiking

Beautiful, serene little nature park in the city, popular for the neighborhood. A few mini trails interconnect, and there is usually flower art throughout. Saw quite a few mushrooms. Easy, fun little foresty escape!

Em Archuleta
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Hiking

Nice and peaceful. There’s a little stream and someone adds flower art on a couple of the trails.

Lauren Thomas
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Hiking

Great trail if you live within walking distance. Not really worth driving out of your way for.

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Bryanne Harris
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Hiking

Great little trail for its location! Lots of trails lead off one main trail, so no loop - just down and back. 10/10 will return, look out for slugs crossing your path!

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Scott Theodorson
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Hiking

Easy trail, relaxing and not too busy.

Jessica R
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HikingMuddy

I wouldn't say that this trail is a loop but it has a bunch of trails you can go up and then come back. I can't believe that this trail is right in the city. It's amazingly peaceful and you can hear and see the Creek on the entire trail.

Serena Alsteen
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Walking

i loved this little hidden gem. on the far, you rarely even hear the traffic! Fall offers gorgeous colors too.

Mary Hawke
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While walking the trail with my friends yesterday, we came upon some wonderful experiences. the first was spotting two owls in the crook of a tree. They watched us, and we watched them, and it was lovely. Then we walked on, and came upon a beautiful mandala created from flowers, seeds , berries, and other natural materials. It was truly a work of art, and such a sweet thing to find in the woods. Go for a walk in this woods, and discover your own treasures.

marco W
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This was the first park I visited when I moved to town and it is a magical little gem tucked into the middle of the bustling sprawl of suburban Portland. On a hot day the temp drops noticeably as you descend into the ravine along the little creek. On several occasions I’ve been greeted by a very inquisitive owl.

PhLo M
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Hiking

Beautiful trails in the middle of the city. Each intersection is marked, and each path has a name. I saw a family with kids enjoying their time, otherwise I was alone.

Becky T.
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Walking
First to Review

I often walk these trails and it makes for a solid walk out in nature. You often feel like you have the place to yourself. Lots of shade on a hot day, which is nice. Trails can get muddy and slugs abound (I even saw a snake once!). Still, the lush green, natural feel, stream at the bottom with little bridges make for a very pleasant experience. Biggest downside is that the trails has lots of little spokes off the central loop, so it’s hard to cover all the park unless you do out-and-backs.

Keith Witmer
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Keith Witmer
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Dean Mobley
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Dereck Melo
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Stephen Stagg
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Taylor Stark
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Anna Martin
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Courtland Childers
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James Christeson
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Jason Hubert
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Kyle Paul Monson
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Katie Austin
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