Explore the most popular hiking 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.

hiking
19 hours ago

Did Wildwood and branched off to Redwood....It was beautiful and I suggest going early on the weekend. The only concern I had were some of the paths were skinny and there were a number of fast runners that would blaze by without much warning...we were on a skinny path with a drop-off and I felt like I was going to be pushed over.....so just be aware of pounding feet behind you, otherwise excellent.

We parked at Sellwood Park and started from there. The beginning was ok - saw lots of birds - got a good pic of geese with their goslings. However, it ends up on a paved road (Spring Water Corridor) and we walked that back with bikers blazing by us....very boring and even though it was maybe 3 miles, it felt like 10 because of the walk back. I think though this would be a good beginner, introductory hike for someone new to it...better than sitting indoors!

hiking
21 hours ago

For a park in the middle of the city, I was thrilled to hike the trail, and I enjoyed the scenery. It put me in a youthful mood to explore every nook and cranny. If I lived near this park I would enjoy hanging out there and writing in my journal.

good elevation with a great view in the beginning of mt adams and st helens.

This is such a hidden gem. Lovely trail for a family hike. Not too busy, even on weekends.

hiking
2 days ago

I absolutely love the parts of this trail I’ve hiked, and I’m so intrigued by every trail that branches off, I get more and more excited about going back. It’s gorgeous and challenging and it’s wonderful in every type of weather, and it’s really hard to resist stopping and taking photos of everything.

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.

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.

Love this Hike/Run

horseback riding
5 days ago

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

beautiful view of downtown Portland.

Most of the trail is underwater right now.

hiking
8 days ago

This was a great easy hike! I used this as a way to ease back into hiking this summer. When we used waze to find the trailhead we did actually start at the end of the trail rather than the beginning. However it was nice I be able to see St. John’s bridge twice rather than just once!

Loved this trail. Steeper than expected, but I found it awesome that there was a little bit of a challenge. I'll definitely do this again. The witch's castle and the audobon society trails are also super close to the trailhead and are worth checking out.

This is a sweet trail if you like lush green forest. It’s nice that it is so close to town and yet does not feel like you’re in the city. We only did half, it’s a little strenuous for someone who is out of shape and somewhat challenging if you have difficulty walking.

hiking
9 days ago

Very nice walk with my sons, we wished we had brought binoculars to see the birds better!

This was a quiet, peaceful hike on a sunny Wednesday morning. So many birds! It was a perfect hike for my young dog, who is learning to be a good hiker. We saw only there other people in two hours. Don’t be put off by the fire lanes – they go through lovely terrain. There’s a pretty little Buddha shrine at Wilson creek, look for it! It’s a lollipop route. And yep, that last stretch back is uphill. Here’s a good description from a Portland Magazine piece about trails in the park. From NW Skyline Boulvevard, follow Firelane 15, cross over the Wildwood Trail, and turn up Firelane 12 to BPA Road. Go right on BPA Road. Turn right on Wildwood Trail. Return via Firelane 15. (Moderate, 4-mile lollipop loop)

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful up until you get to the fire trail, where it gets a bit boring and repetitive. Parking is also a hassle in Linnton, we ended up parking in “downtown” Linnton and walking in. Not sure how well enforced the no parking areas are near the trailhead, but I saw plenty of cops passing and didn’t risk it.

Great for finding mushrooms and berries, though! And the creek at the beginning is nice and peaceful. Not many people on a weekday evening, and no signs of homeless camps.

On a weekday this was a great hike. Few people on the trail, easy to maneuver, good workout for me and my dogs. Beautiful views at the top.

Love Forest Park. Parking area can get quite full on the weekend. There is another parking area to the SW where you can park too.

The first part on Leif Erickson can be a mix of mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners. Later on Wildwood trail the traffic is lighter (and no bikers allowed).

no much to see there, more like take a walk at an open field/farm.

hiking
15 days ago

Great moderate hike, and the Skyline Tavern is at the end for refilling water bottles and a beer. Pretty well traveled, some signs of homeless camps off the rabbit trails but not overly so.

I would give this hike 3.5 stars if I could and describe the trail as Easy to Lightly Moderate (I workout daily but had ACL knee surgery so the hike down was slightly strenuous on the knee). It's somewhat steep and lightly muddy in a few areas. My Garmin claims I climbed 82 floors. The directions from this app took me to a street with beautiful homes so I missed the hidden entrance and wound up on the Leif Erickson trailhead about .5 mile north. The entrance is off the street and leads down steep stairs to public restrooms, parking lot, and the Wildwood trailhead. The views of Portland and Mt. Hood at the mansion are worthy of the hike. I saw the biggest woodpecker ever feasting on a tree. That was pretty much the highlight of my hike.

There are dozens of possible routes to try out in Tryon. Today my route most resembles the fingery weirdness of this loop. My goal was to fill in some of the inner paths that I missed my last visit when I chose a wider perimeter loop.

First time trail running down this path was thrilling!

Fun. Moderate in, easy out. Some small muddy patches here and there, but nothing terrible. Pittock Mansion is worth the short hike.

Loved this hike. I just love Forest Park's feel.

Loved this hike. Only downfall is listening to car traffic, other than that it was great. We took lunch to have at the top, made it very nice. Will do this again next time I am in town.

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