Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

This is a good trail for hiking but not trail running. Quite a bit of incline and switch backs in the beginning, but it levels out once you reach dogwood/wildwood. Pretty flowers and scenery. Only saw 3 people on alder the whole time!

trail running
6 days ago

Started on 53rd. Less populated the further up you go. No incredibly steep inclines.

Probably a great trail running trail but pretty boring otherwise. Probably my least favorite trail as far as scenery goes.

A literal walk in the park.. Boring and not too much for scenery right now. Very wet and muddy!!

muddy and steep. that is all.

best time is right now in April because the trilliums are pretty thick in here.
easy and pretty.
Wetland where springs are is interesting.

This really shouldn’t be labeled ‘Easy’. The last little part basically follows a power line and is strait down. It was pretty muddy as well, although we just had a huge rain storm. It was a great trail, though. A bit hard to know exactly which direction to turn sometimes because there can be up to 4 options and the signage isn’t that great. There were not many people, so it was nice and quiet. I would definitely recommend it, but maybe when it’s a bit drier and not for someone who is recovering from an ankle fracture =)

Pretty muddy, and difficult to navigate sometimes, but the river was beautiful!

A lot of trails here, went to the visitors center to get it right. Nice hike for family and kids.

Muddy this time of year, but a nice trail. Fun little bridges. There are paper maps at the trailhead and I was able to extend this trip quite a bit. There are several trails that connect to this one. Not too crowded. Occasional urban camper; no one bothered me.

Fun first half on the trail, a lot of elevation changes and turns so it doesn’t get boring. Finishing on a fire lane back to the parking lot. Enough elevation changes to get a workout if running.

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.

Always enjoy this trail. Parking can be tough later in the day. Nice for walking and talking with friends. Beautiful.

trail running
1 month ago

I head here when short on time and needing a quick run with a little bit of climb. This loop is intended to be run clockwise though I often see people going in the opposite direction. My only complaint is that part of this trail is actually just paved path or road, boo. But all in all it’s decent for being urban. On a clear day there are views of the waterfront/downtown and even with the crowds, it’s usually still peaceful and easy to maneuver.

I haven't hiked the whole 30 miles of it but this is a great trail because there are so many other options to branch off of and cool places to see.

Great trail, I wouldn't go as far to say it's "Moderate". It wasn't a difficult hike. nice scenery and once I got up to council crest for the first time, the views were great I soaked them up for a couple of hours before I decided to hike back down.

Always a great park for a walk or hike. Parking can get scarce on busy warm weekend days.

nature trips
1 month ago

Started the Wildwood Trail off of SW Fischer Lane. Also hit the Redwood and Oak trail. Did not go through the whole 27 mile loop of Wildwood but all trails we hit north of the Visitor Center was very enjoyable. Our starting point of the Wildwood was intensely green and vegetated. Oak trail not so much but for a sunny day in Portland, with very limited run ins with other hikers it was an enjoyable outing. Far more of a decent walk than what I would consider a "hike".

Great hike, but no waterfall!

The trail itself was ok... nothing to right home about. The view from Council Crest was beautiful, but pretty crowded!

This convenient, but heavily used, trail in the West Hills near downtown Portland leads to the iconic Council Crest Peak. On a clear day there are great views not only of the city, but also Mt. Hood, Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Adams.

Loved this hike. The trail crosses over many streams of water. With dense moss covered tree views. Only took a star away because the trail sings were difficult to make sense of.

This trail was a good workout. Some mud in spots and joggers passing through which means stepping off the narrow trails in spots. Quiet, diverse, all different types of trees but popular the closer you get to the zoo. Love to go in the spring when the magnolia trees are in bloom.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail with a great view of the St John’s Bridge!

trail running
1 month ago

supper muddy and slick but I like it dirty

This 19th century urban park in Portland, Oregon is very popular. It features a peak with nice views and several reservoirs for the city’s water supply. Lots of people and dogs on well used trails.

Fun cute little trail near the pond. Beautiful view. I went when it was snowing so if course it was muddy. I’d suggest going across the street to the rhododendron garden even if you have to pay the $5 admission in the spring time. It’s a gorgeous area.

Beautiful sunny, cold, quiet Monday in the woods! Trail is well maintained. Would have given full stars had there been a view of the four volcanoes not blocked by trees!

2 months ago

my sister and I had a great time hiking here. it was a little muddy but I think it had rained the night before. overall, it was beautiful.

Load More