Explore the most popular forest 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 trail to bring the pup to!

trail running
1 day ago

Great Sunday morning trail for running. Plum tree on the way was an absolute delight. Pets on the trail are fun to interact with - always tempt me to get one !!

Took our 7 & 4 years olds all the way to the mansion. Great hike and lots of spots for the kids to explore along the way as well as some “rest/snack” spots. My husband pushed our BOB stroller with a kiddo in it, it wasn’t easy but doable with an “off-road” stroller, if you’re in shape.

Sad how many dog poop bags are along the side of the trail, I don’t understand that ignorance. Leashed dogs are allowed, and all but a few folks complied with the leash rule.

Overall a great spot & nice trail.

Sketchy. My boyfriend and I walked about half a mile in and we didn’t feel comfortable continuing because of how uncared for the space is. It was also right by the freeway.

it was a good challenging trail. It was fun and refreshing.

Easy hike, go early to avoid to many visitors. We left at 8: 30 and enjoyed the trail with about 15 hikers and a couple runner's.

i gave it a 3 but i think it should be more of a 3.5. For being so close in the city it is really nice. it is pretty busy on a September Saturday (not unexpected) I had to park a quarter mile from the trailhead. As there is space for only about 25cars in the lower area where you can park. The lower area is pretty through Mccleary park. This area follows a stream and had nice water features. There was however plenty of trash and it really bothered my daughter. Also as there were plenty of dogs someone couldnt be bothered to bring their crap out. I agree with the assements about the first 1.5 miles up being easy and the next 1mile being moderate.

hiking
11 days ago

Trails level surfaces and well maintained so little risk of tripping when looking up at trees.

hiking
14 days ago

The hike was pretty nice, but the signs weren’t very helpful, and we were expecting to see at least some flowers from the reviews, but unfortunately didn’t see any. It was a pretty leisurely hike, however and the different trees with their labels was definitely a nice addition. All around worth the experience.

Beautiful views. Clearly blazed or marked. Enjoy Redwood Deck. Hills are moderate.

Great spot to run in a figure 8 or down trails, but not what you’re looking for for a great hike!
Perfect for kids and families who live near by. If you live far away and want substantial hiking, tryon creek!

hiking
21 days ago

not bad for the middle of the city. good inclines.

Great little hike, pretty easy overall with some slight inclines towards the end.

TIP: come before 10am on a weekend and you'll mostly have the trial to yourself. if you come after that time, parking can be hit or miss.

I am just trying to get my self in to shape & I liked this trail. very pretty views all the way up & not steep at all. it's a very gradual incline so even I could make it.

Go all the way thru at the top and enjoy a beer at skyline tavern. There is a great outdoor area with horseshoes and dog friendly. Generally somewhat steep, but manageable for most, and a great reward at the top! Highly recommend.

Love this park! Great trails and easy access.

on The Grotto

26 days ago

Peaceful and solitude while walking through Crosses trail. Dogs arent allowed to the top but are welcome to walk along bottom trails

on Mount Tabor Loop Trail

trail running
26 days ago

Open space to walk on paths. Beautiful scenery throughout park. Blackberries to be plucked. Parking was full in first lot, but drove to reservoir area and took in the view

Description says loop. however, the bike path portion that makes the loop is closed towards sellwood. so I turned back and got turned around, they have done some new upgrades that stabilized the decent from the parking lot. Trail is in good shape for the most part. I like that the hiking section is off limits to cyclists. our hike was almost 4 miles, with the extra re-route. (that matters to a 8 month corgi)

Nice scenic walk in the middle of the Reed College campus. The water and bridges were nice features. Lots of places to sit and hang out. The name doesn't make much sense though. I would probably title it "Reed Lake Loop" since that is the main feature. Crystal Springs is where the Rhododendron Garden is - across 28th Ave, not here.

Steeper than expected, but great off leash dog park at the top and amazing views of multiple mountains on a clear day.

Decent place to wander with family or pooches. I'll come back with my father who is getting too old for climbs but still appreciates being in nature because you can drive all the way to the top.

Great trail!! My dog and I walked in and out of the woods, it was beautiful!!

This was an enjoyable hike with well developed paths and peaceful surroundings. If you love trees, you’re in for a treat because the trail lives up to the namesake of Forest Park. If you’re looking for a view beyond that? I would suggest another trail. As far as difficulty, it is much more moderate than it is hard. Nothing too extraneous and very level for at least half of the trail (specifically on the Fire Lanes). Great for trail running but I was out there to get accustomed to new hiking boots.

Great trail, the map can be a bit confusing at times, but it the trails are all maintained, and the views are fantastic.

GPS came in at 4.5 miles, took us about 1.5 hours to complete.

Be aware, parking can fill up by 10am on a weekend and there are lots of trail runners out here.

Many options in the arboretum trail system and connects to the Wildwood Trail for many miles of hiking. Best in spring for flowers, but then can be muddy. Fall colors also can be spectacular. Parking can be a problem on a nice day.

The western paved portion is not so hot, especially on a nice day that brings out many cyclists. One can avoid that by going out and back on the east side. Good for waterfowl in the winter, but muddy.

this is my go-to trail when I need some forest time but don't have time to get out of the city. relatively quick and easy (with one steep incline section). depending on the time of year there's a nice little stream and great views.

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