Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

Nice spot, a little less trafficked, good for dogs and kids. The parking is good too.

It’s nice not having to park along the main road in this area of forest park. The trail is a little less traveled than some and the other hikers seemed a little more chill. Would recommend.

Beautiful area but the trails aren’t marked well and the loop itself is hard to hike because there are so many different trails.

Easy walk to take the dog on and I love people watching on the waterfront but there's much better places in the area to go to.

Great fully paved trail to take your dogs on walks.

Great trail for a workday workout. Great city views. Loud on Eastside but that wS expected

Great hike close to a beautiful area of Portland!

The trail is closed due to a landslide. It still takes you up to the mansion for amazing views! You just cannot continue from there.

Nice walk, lovely water and very small ups and downs. Enjoyed it! Will be back! Was glad I had the AllTrails app, it’s easy to take a wrong turn here. GPS tracking on the trail was EXTREMELY helpful. Good signal so no worries about that folks!!

Great trail. A little muddy at some points during rainy season.

Good but busy, of course.

hiking
15 days ago

Some muddy sections this time of year, so definitely wear boots. i loved hopping stones or balancing across fallen trees or 6x6 chunks of lumber for a handful of creek and draw crossings, but those may make this otherwise moderate trail a little more daunting for some. Never saw any waterfall.

18 days ago

Very good trail

Would have been a 5 star if there wasn’t so much industrial noise at the end. Beautiful during the fall/winter with snow on the ground.

Pretty with low to moderate foot traffic. Trail section we were on was sloped so a bit hard to walk on.

hiking
1 month ago

Ridge trail is a fantastic hike, the first 35-45 mins are a moderate upwards climb until you reach the top of the ridge at one of forest parks many fire lanes that are also accessible for hikers. Along the way up there are many trails that intersect the ridge trail including the largest of the parks trails; the wildwood. This means that the ridge trail can be an out and back hike as described here or it can be a lovely start to an amazing all day hike. I️ live in St. John’s where this trail head starts and have many times on a cool sunny morning headed up the ridge and wound up all the way in NW Portland five or six hours later after meandering through the countless beautiful trails of forest park. I️ would recommend this hike to anyone!

Nice walk along the river. TRAFFIC IS SO LOUD ON THE SE SIDE! Parking costs $1 per hour, cash or card, park at the Vera Katz SE Esplanade on SE Water and Hawthorne. You could extend your walk down to OMSI on the SE side and go over the Tillicum Bridge. But the walk from Tillicum to Hawthorne on the west side isn’t that great.

Beautiful, easy hike.

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