Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Portland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great place for long boarding as well. Laurelhurst is seriously one of the best parks in SE Portland. Hammock!

It was a good little hike for my first solo with both dogs. It was moderately trafficked, especially at "intersections" of the Wildwood trail. Lots of wildflowers & berries & butterflies. Elevation could be considered moderately difficult, but not an issue for experienced hikers. Over all a very pleasant day hike.

awesome trail. great to go with your dog. big open meadows, lots of side trails to the water. we went during a week day morning, it wasn't busy. the views of the Columbia River are fantastic. great spots for picnics.

28 days ago

Laurelhurst is super familiar and not very "magical" for me anymore, but it is a great place to hang out or get in some exercise. Today was perhaps the first time I have walked down every single trail in the park.

Not a hike, more like a casual stroll. The bridge is amazing, and there are plenty of activities around this area. However, it gets crowded and there’s a sizable homeless population that hangs around here.

2 months ago

It was ok, I'd definitely call it a mostly easy trail with a couple short steep sections. biggest problem was the stretch right off the memorial, which has lots of criss crossing trails that were confusing enough that I had to check my map a dozen times. Not knowing the names of the component trails was a problem until I got to where I can stay on Wildwood for a long time. Maybe would have been more logical going counter clockwise. At any rate, it's a good hike that feels mostly secluded despite being urban and you can detour to a little viewing area on Wildwood.

horseback riding
2 months ago

Anybody know if there's horse trailer parking off Skyline Blvd?

2 months ago

Very walkable, easy, well maintained. Popular park with amenities and options to stop and sit on a park bench, play on a playground, use a bathroom or drinking fountain. Doesn’t feel like a “hike” but rather a walk in the park, although I did have a wildlife sighting: a bunny! Convenient parking. Dog friendly.

Love this trail! Really pretty and mostly paved so really easy fir people with disabilities, in a wheelchair, or pushing strollers. Loved all the trees and grassy areas.

4 months ago

Neighborhood walk for me. Not really a hike per se. It is a great place to walk our pup... Chimney off lead dog park abuts Pier Park making it a great combo of on/ off lead for our dog. It also offers a disc golf course and some tall trees for when you just don't have time to get out to the woods proper...

Good day hike!

great little loop. only saw a few other people (nice weekday in February). a bit sloppy, so definitely bring some old towels for your dog

This is one of those one-timer trails where you feel satisfied after visiting one time with no desire of going back especially with a dog off leash. Too close to the road for comfort. One thing that made it worth to see is to see the St John bridge up close from the ground up but that’s about it.

Been looking for a little longer hike in North Portland that is a loop and not in and back. Found this trail to be great!

A great trail to let the pooch run around. Not many people.

Easy, dog friendly hike

Fun with good views and not too many ppl.

absolutly beautiful!

Limited parking at the gate. Follow fire roads 13, 12, and 15, and return via Wildwood Trail. Well marked.

Beautiful but they don’t go anywhere! Although it’s a pretty way to move between Doernbecher (and Starbucks and the family play structure) and Campus Drive, which leads to Terwilliger.

I loved the trail!

10 months ago

Beautiful, peaceful hike that I'd definitely do again

on Laurelhurst Park Loop

10 months ago

I would have given it 5 stars but the porta potties reeks so bad if you were Within half a mile of them. other then that was perfect on a hot day.

A little tricky, but the app is a godsend! Parking is very limited, and trailhead/parking unlabeled. Across from light blue house.

11 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Amazing view of St Helen about the 1/2 mile point. After the zig zag part of the trail, the climb up is steep and challenging. That is the only part that is moderate and definitely gets you breathing and sweating. I'm definitely doing it again and again.

Beautiful hike! A great mix of shade and sun. Mostly under a canopy of trees. Pretty views of Mt. St. Helens and the Columbia River. Recommend!

11 months ago

The short segment that runs along Johnson Creek (2.4-2.5 mile mark on the elevation map) is closed due to a landslide. Detour via Redwood Trail.

So much to do in one place. One of my favorite places Portland

Monday, July 17, 2017

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