Explore the most popular Historic Site 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.

I haven't run this yet, but here is a map of the trail closure. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5665d770df40f3d958f69fd2/t/5c8a81ede5e5f08b8e55b2f2/1552581117359/Forest_Park_working+map+for+temp+closure.pdf

Great clear trail to follow. Good for trail run or casual mini hike.

bridge out
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Would have done 5 starts but didn’t realize the crossing to take you up to Pittock Mansion was closed while they build a bridge across Burnside. Cut back using the Redwood trail. Definitely plan on exploring more of Washington Park!

awesome hike this beautiful Friday morning. not a soul on the trail itself, until we got to the top at Pittock Mansion. there, a group of runners congregated and joined us to greet the sunrise. all in all, a pleasant hike. would definitely recommend to all age levels.

Portland what a beautiful city!! We spent the majority of our trip driving to find amazing hikes and trails! Who would of though you could walk out the hotel door to an amazing sunrise/set along the waterfront! Great run and great weather!! Thank you!

bridge out
2 months ago

This would be a great trail to hike, however about 1/2 mile into it, there is a fence with a posted sign stating the trail is closed until Fall 2019. We did love what we could see of the lush, green landscape.

The family and I took this hike and we found it enjoyable. Mostly easy hike. A few spots were a little steep but mostly not bad. Great scenery. The Audobon Society had some interesting exhibits and a nice store that also had some chocolate and energy bars.

I would also rate it moderate . I like this hike but way too many rude people that have dogs off leash .

Beautiful view! Picnicked at Pittock Mansion.

a beautiful hike amongst the trees. happy we went when it was dry! its steep and a great challenge. loved it!

10km trail through part of Forest Park with attractions along the route, Hoyt Arboretum, Vietnam Nam Memorial, Rose Gardens, Holocaust Memorial and Washington Park. 95% shaded. Easy route for the distance.

Nice hike with husband, Godson and his girlfriend. Enjoyable on a great day! Would rate as a moderate hike, pleasant woods, not too scenic. Lots of flowers in season at the mansion.

Nice to see the city!

Beautiful hike. I would rate it moderate. Path was well defined and a little rocky in a few spots. Good hike if you don't have a lot of time. Worth the time.

beautiful trail! sad that the ruins have been defaced. I would say easy-moderate easier when it's dry I would think.

Were only able to go maybe .5 miles on this trail. Wildwood is closed around the Redwood Trail. It said it is closed until fall for bridge construction.

I run this loop all of the time and love it! As of March 30 2019 the East side is open. Cool!

The path is closed from Hawthorne to Steel bridge until at least April 1st

5 months ago

Most of the Eastside Esplanade is closed for construction until April, so I wasn't able to complete the loop. But I had every intention to go to Chipotle for dinner anyway, so it wasn't a total loss. Nice weather. Not crowded because of the closure. Can still walk across the Hawthorne Bridge on the south side of the loop. I don't think the downtown side waterfront is closed at all.

Be careful! The trail was dangerously muddy and slick today. We hiked up it and did okay despite the boot-wrecking mud, but on the way down two people in our party slipped and fell less than a minute into the climb down and since we were carrying babies on our backs, we decided to abandon plans and one person hiked down to get the car while the rest of us waited at the mansion. It did snow two days ago so be mindful of what the weather has been recently. Other than that... the trail is quite busy. Lots of folks. Lots of dogs. And follow the road for a long while. But the views at the top are unbeatable especially on a clear day. And the trail closer to the mansion has beautiful pristine forest that was breathtaking in the diffused sunlight. Parking was kinda crazy... and this was the off season; yikes. So, all in all, a hike I will do again mainly because of the "destination" at the top, but will certainly shoot to park somewhere else and go when I know the trail conditions are safer.

This was a great trail to hike! My fiancée and I hiked this trail while visiting Portland for a week. Although it was pretty cold and a bit drizzly, it was worth the climb up to the mansion. The trail itself is well marked all the way up to the mansion. The mansion itself was closed when we arrived but we were still able to walk around the premises along with quite a few other people. Very great views of Portland at the top. The incline on the trail was pretty gradual, so anyone can do this hike fairly easily but I’d rate this as moderate for most since it does go at an incline. The trail head can be accessed via the main road and there are places to park off the side of the road to get to the trail head. Overall, hiking on this trail was a great experience for my fiancée and I while visiting Portland! I’d definitely recommend this awesome trail along with the self guided tour of Pittock mansion!

Was actually 3.47 miles! Forgot to track

7 months ago

Great trail, mileage slightly off. I started at one of the bottom Hoyt Arboretum parking lots and it was 4 miles to Pittock. There was also part of the trail closed with a re-route but the re-route wasn’t any longer than the trail would’ve been. Instead of coming back the same way, I did a loop through Hoyt Arboretum which made it 6.2 miles. Hardly anyone out on a Monday. The one thing to be wary of is that this trail brings you to the crossing at Burnside. There were breaks in the traffic to cross but just be aware that you do have to cross it.

Beautiful! We didn’t finish the trail, but loved it here!

We loved that this trail was dog friendly, we went with our brother and sister in law and had a blast with our pups, we did wish it was a little longer though but it had a great location and went and had lunch afterwards since we were so close to everything! It did have a great view at the top overlooking Portland!

I'm only saying three stars because I'm not sure I'd necessarily use this trail again. It was easy to navigate, a little steep in some spots. There weren't a lot of exceptional scenic notes, although the trees themselves are pretty enough to look at. It was fun to wander the mansion grounds, though.

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