Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Quiet little hike. After 9 am, it gets busy.

Nice spot, a little less trafficked, good for dogs and kids. The parking is good too.

It’s nice not having to park along the main road in this area of forest park. The trail is a little less traveled than some and the other hikers seemed a little more chill. Would recommend.

Great fully paved trail to take your dogs on walks.

Great hike close to a beautiful area of Portland!

Nice walk, lovely water and very small ups and downs. Enjoyed it! Will be back! Was glad I had the AllTrails app, it’s easy to take a wrong turn here. GPS tracking on the trail was EXTREMELY helpful. Good signal so no worries about that folks!!

Fun with good views and not too many ppl.

Good but busy, of course.

20 days ago

Very good trail

Would have been a 5 star if there wasn’t so much industrial noise at the end. Beautiful during the fall/winter with snow on the ground.

trail running
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Ridge trail is a fantastic hike, the first 35-45 mins are a moderate upwards climb until you reach the top of the ridge at one of forest parks many fire lanes that are also accessible for hikers. Along the way up there are many trails that intersect the ridge trail including the largest of the parks trails; the wildwood. This means that the ridge trail can be an out and back hike as described here or it can be a lovely start to an amazing all day hike. I️ live in St. John’s where this trail head starts and have many times on a cool sunny morning headed up the ridge and wound up all the way in NW Portland five or six hours later after meandering through the countless beautiful trails of forest park. I️ would recommend this hike to anyone!

Beautiful little loop. Very quiet on a damp November Sunday.

Good good for 3 and above kids

Nice quick jog/walk with a nice trail, ample parking and great views. it can be problematic jogging as there were a fair number of dogs that failed to keep their pets/owners on a leash which can me difficult/awkward to navigate. Those knuckleheads dogs...

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice hike. it was about 45 degrees and drizzling so I pretty much had the trail to myself. the first mile or so is where the elevation is steepest. When you get to the top there is a long old logging or maintenance road that can lengthen your walk. that is wide and more or less flat. You can get down to the St. Johns bridge on the Willamette from here as well. my guess is from the very small parking area at the trailhead to the bridge and back is maybe 5 or 6 miles.

Beautiful lush grounds, truly an oasis in the city.

No scenic views, overall a relatively boring forest walk

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