No snow, great morning hike. Beautiful to watch the sunrise

I don't remember seeing this suggested route before, so I figured I'd complete it too. Normally I go over the Steel, Hawthorne and Tilikum bridges. Can't remember the last time I considered the Burnside route. It's not nearly as direct, as you have to meander under the bridge away from the waterfront to find the stairs. The other bridges are directly connected to the walking paths. The only other "concern" is that there are often gross substances and smells around the stairs up the bridge and "characters" hanging out around that area due to the presence of the Rescue Mission and other attractive services. I don't mind crossing paths with people from different "walks of life" at all, but if this concerns you (especially late at night), the Steel Bridge is a better crossing very nearby. If the Saturday Market is ever allowed to occur again, that would be in this area and make a great addition/distraction to your walk.

walking
19 days ago

nice little morning walk. I walk here often. not really a hike but it's nice to see they've added it to the app

Excellent mid-length run. If you finish at Burnside you can close out with a nice stair run. Only bug was a minor slowdown due to bike congestion at the North crossing, but it’s a great vista and worth taking a breath on.

walking
muddy
28 days ago

such a beautiful place with alot of info on all the specific trees/plants, native to the area. it's really such a gorgeous walk.

28 days ago

not the same it was years ago. I miss the old portland.

hiking
29 days ago

Super easy. I wouldn’t consider this a hike. This is more a stroll. Early morning walk/run or later in the evening unwind walk/run. It was very nice and not too crowded. Ppl we’re keeping their 6ft distance as well and wearing mask (not all but some).

I ran this trail in sunny weather on 4/28. It was a pleasant and refreshing run with a glimpse at a couple of marquee Portland landmarks. A portion of the trail south on the West bank North of the Tilikum crossing is on cobble-like surface, and I recommend taking care when either running on that surface or running on the sloped grass beside it. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this loop and intend to repeat it often. There are plenty of adjoining or extending trail routes if you're feeling up for added exploration!

Paved walkway along the Willamette River. Super crowded. Lots of runners and bikers. Dog friendly. Great views of the river and downtown Portland.

walking
1 month ago

Just a simple loop around a neighborhood park. Not the greatest trail. No views or wildlife. Dog friendly.

Dry and no blow down. Best condition

walking
2 months ago

A wonderful Saturday walk. The paving, and the hilliness and length of the trail makes it an accessible challenge to anyone.

Great trail linking lots of attractions. Very peaceful today as everything is closed. Educational signs along Hoyt Arboretum trail would make for a nice field trip for kids.

At first I had a few doubts about this route due to going through a neighborhood and parking lot. After a bit of thought I realized it's well curated. It passes by all the main attractions of the park including the zoo, Japanese garden, Vietnam memorial, rose garden, Hoyt Arboretum & Forestry Center. The only thing I changed was to find free parking instead of the suggested starting point.

Trails were icy, of course. It was the only snow all winter. Still lots of people out, a couple of soft spots and very very heavy traffic. The new bridge is beautiful. Best trails that you can have in the middle of a metro area.

hiking
flooded
off trail
2 months ago

hiking
fee
2 months ago

Took some folks who were visiting from out of town and they loved it (who wouldn’t). Finished off with a nice happy hour burger and beer! Don’t forget to tip your guides (;

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
fee
muddy
3 months ago

Good trail, lots of shade from the woods. Most of the hike is through forest, which is beautiful. A couple things to note: If you start at Hoyt Arboretum, you’ll need to get lucky and snag parking on the street, otherwise you’ll need to pay to park in the nearby lots. Also, the overgrown house on the cover of the hike does not exist along the recorded route. That’s what I mainly did the hike for, and was disappointed when it never showed up. Other than that, good trail.

Good spot for a quick neighborhood walk. Parts of the path don’t get a lot of sun, so they’re still muddy, but they are somewhat easy to avoid. Low traffic on a Monday afternoon. No camps, either...

Great day for a walk. Not crowded. First day without rain in a while. Love this loop. One of my most regular walks. Included some wandering in town this time.

Very muddy in parts but I was still able to run it...which was not an easy feat. I’d like to do it again when the trail is in a better condition so I think that makes this a good review. Also, note that during the view of the bridge from Forest Park is clear no matter what season it is.

Nice close-in hike in forest park. Skirting the Japanese and rose gardens. Lovely way to get a few miles in.

beautiful hike. The bridge is open now, but know that there are a lot of runners on this trail and a good amount of overall traffic.

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