Explore the most popular partially paved 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
12 days ago

Good hike. Signs are kind of confusing so make sure you pay attention to them and make sure not to take wrong trail. Redwood Deck is a cool area to check out the trees!

1 month ago

Amazing place. Went yesterday, they’re decorating for Christmas. It is going to be amazing, wish I was going to be here. This is maintained by Servite Monks and is a prayerful place. If you aren’t into Jesus, Mary and Joseph go somewhere else. I almost didn’t stop here because it’s such a short trail. I am so glad I did. Spent an hour and a half going going through the Rosary Garden and the Stations of the Cross, as well as the Meditation Chapel on the top. Absolutely stunning view of (I’m guessing) Mt Hood. May go back tonight after dark, just to see it lit up!

walking
1 month ago

It was a nice fall stroll.

walking
2 months ago

Nice walk on a beautiful day. Lots of steps to test your heart! Where’s the advertised volcano?

2 months ago

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.

A fun, easy hike. Went here for a first date with my boyfriend

on The Grotto

3 months 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
3 months 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.

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!!

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.

4 months ago

This is an exceptional option for urban hiking with some nature mixed in. Perfect for the rainy season, when the abundance of gravely and paved surfaces is much appreciated! You can easily extend this to a much longer hike by following the riverfront path to Sellwood or the South Waterfront.
The only downside (knocking this down to 4 stars) is the persistent smell of sewage on the area that parallels I-5.

trail running
4 months ago

beautiful view. uphill, downhill, and flat terrain. easy to get to if you're in Portland. trail, stair, or road options. very dog friendly. usually occupied by a lot of other people. not a secluded area at all. great for all levels.

Was a bit Confusing but we will definitely be going Because there are many things to do around that area. We will be going back tomorrow to explore all the other areas we didn't get to explore today.

so beautiful

walking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Super familiar park for me. It's not a place to get solitude, but it is a great place to hang out or get exercise. The trails are varied, and some are less populated. There's often some kind of event going on, and there are many areas for kids to enjoy as well as adults. Though I've probably hiked every trail over the years, now that I have a GPS, I guess I'll do it all again while painting cyan lines on the map.

Great mountain bike trail for beginners.

Easy to follow, year round, dog friendly, can be steep in certain areas but very family friendly. Nice view of Portland at the summit, along with a basketball court, playgrounds and restrooms.

My second visit, walking the loop around Oaks Bottom Lake, this time with Mom. We saw tons of wildlife, and it was a perfect weather day.

Great combo of nature, suburbs, and a nice park. Really enjoyed the loop

Great hike on a spring day when you want or need to stay close to town. We loved the various staircases and easements that popped up throughout the route

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
6 months ago

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.

beautiful view of downtown Portland.

Ok trip that is conveniently near Portland. It never really gives a feel like you are away from the urban center, though.

walking
7 months ago

Very walkable, easy, well maintained. Popular park with amenities and options to stop and sit on a park bench, play on a playground, use a bathroom or drinking fountain. Doesn’t feel like a “hike” but rather a walk in the park, although I did have a wildlife sighting: a bunny! Convenient parking. Dog friendly.

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