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Nice short hike.

hiking
29 days ago

An enjoyable, short loop. I did every other trail in the Pittock Bird Sanctuary as well. There are a number of benches and areas to rest and take in the scenery.

walking
1 month ago

Leave it to me to turn a half mile path into a 2 mile walk. I tried walking down every single path, but it was difficult to remember which I had already been down. Ended up walking in circles a few times. Very pretty grounds. I loved the stonework and stuff from a former time. The lady attending the gift shop was very friendly and informative.

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.

It borders a really busy four lane street so it is noisy. There is a short trail that was beautiful and I couldn’t hear the traffic, but it isn’t long enough to get a good walk in.

Most of the trail is underwater right now.

hiking
2 months ago

Super short but pretty. Parts still muddy and slippery.

Perfect for a walk. No dogs allowed, which is great! Park closes @ 4pm. Trails are easy and more of a walk than a hike. My girls ran, walked, enjoyed flowers, birds, trees, bamboo, and the river. Good for families with kids We will be back.

6 months ago

This is a great botanical garden with historical significance in the SE Portland area.

I’m surprised at the number of negative reviews based on visitors inaccurate expectations/AllTrails information, neither of which have anything to do with the Leach Botanical Gardens.

Great staff, volunteers and setting. My favorite time to visit is spring.

I wish they allowed them, but I understand why they don’t, seeing as many people do not bother to clean up after their dogs.

trail running
6 months ago

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

Too short and no water :( but lots of animals and beautiful foliage!

hiking
11 months ago

perfect for relaxing and getting out of the city noise

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

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

We spend an afternoon walking and enjoying the beautify of this place.

Tuesday, June 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.

Much of the trail is flooded now.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Not at all what I expected. It's a large garden around a historical home with many paths throughout. Also, the information on this site/app is incorrect. Dogs are not allowed in the garden unless they're service animals. Which I would love to have known before I drove myself and my excited pup there for a much needed decompression hike on election day. Super frustrating. I probably won't return. Definitely not a fan of all these so-called "hiking trails" around Portland where you can't even bring dogs.

the directions on here are stupid. gotta walk through neighborhoods. to walk from where it leads you said it would be 30 minutes

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Have had great photo taking times at the end of the trail at sunset.

Great trail for the family.

walking
Tuesday, September 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!

walking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

looks abandoned..very spooky.

great trail for easy access to Forest park.

hiking
Thursday, March 24, 2016

This is an easy, family-friendly loop around the Audobon Bird Sanctuary in/near Forest Park. Early spring is a fine time to visit, though the trail will be muddy in spots. The staff at the sanctuary are very friendly and happy to introduce you to several of their rescue birds which are now resident. Entry is free, though they welcome donations.

walking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

It's a nice little walk when everything is in bloom. I only go there when the flowers are out.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Great place and nice volunteers.

Awesome for the family.... Right in the city...

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This trail was not at all what I had expected. Maybe it was the time of the year we had gone, but it seemed like a very short loop in a neighborhood type setting. Through the trees you can see houses which are filthy. There are several smaller trails that trickle off of it that have dead ends. Upon reading that this was a remarkable place to visit my spouse and I had taken an hour drive to get there. I wouldn't recommend this "trail" to anyone wanting to take in nature's beauty.

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