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Forest Park

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The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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NW 29 & Upshur to Newberry Road, Portland, OR 97210
+1 503-823-7529
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 March 2008

Overview: This is a large forest track that has been set aside by the city of Portland to be used as a recreation, and a wildlife coridor area. It is located to the west and north of the city and goes out further to the...More

20  Thank travelingmike
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 April 2009

Forest Park advertises itself as the largest urban park in the country. The use of the word "urban" is however a HUGE and in my opinion unjustifiable stretch. What Forest Park is is simple: largely unbuildable land, mostly on the sides of steep hills, with...More

7  Thank pdx_biz_traveler
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We hiked Lower Macleary Park to Pittock Mansion on a Saturday in November. The fall colors were mostly gone, but some still stuck around (especially some Japanese Maples at the mansion The hike was maybe 5 miles and 900 feet in elevation, but you could...More

Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is recommended especially for those without a car - you can easily access the trail and gives you a chance to see local flora - ferns, moss etc. The view when you get to the top/the mansion is amazing. Wear appropriate footwear. Expect...More

Thank bizwoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a great discovery! so lush and easy to walk and get lost. needs more parking options. Covers a large part of the city

Thank designtravel2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is really nice. I think in hindsight we should have gone to Washington park instead. The trail we took to get in is definitely for seasoned hikers. I prefer nice walks in a pretty setting. But we had a nice hike and enjoyed...More

1  Thank Tammy D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Trying to explain Forest Park as one place is like saying Old Faithful when you mean Yellowstone Park. People have gotten lost in there and there are stories of people living there for years before anyone found them. True? Yep. The first time I went...More

1  Thank AllenR447
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We are privileged to have Forest Park available in the city. We live downtown and I use Forest Park for a lot of my marathon, ultra-marathon and triathlon training. I also take full advantage of fun hikes with a loved one. If you get a...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I can’t believe this is near downtown Portland! We hiked from the Lower Macleay trailhead up to Witch’s Castle and then to Pittock Mansion. The trail was maintained well, well marked, and beautiful. The views from Pittock Mansion were spectacular. The total hike to the...More

1  Thank geauxtiger
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Forest Park is a fantastic park with many different hikes ans styles. While most of the hikes are "easy", you could still find some with the incline needed to work up a good sweat on your afternoon jog. Some are wide and flat enough to...More

2  Thank jessica m
Reviewed 31 August 2018

You won't believe you are in the city. Kudos to Portland for preserving this forest. We did the Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion (5.3 miles). It was very aerobic and steep in many parts but so beautiful and worth it.

1  Thank MelanieDVacay
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We're newbies at Portland public transit, but we found few routes that went close to the park. We ended up walking about 3/4 of a mile to the park, did our hike, and then had another 3/4 mile hike to get back to a bus...More

1  Thank Marlys S
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
To help set expectations, Forest Park, is mainly literally a forest with a large number of hiking trails in it. The longest trail, the Wildwood trail is 30 miles long in one direction, so you could spend days covering all of... More
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Response from hegelbagel | Reviewed this property |
If you're from out of town you'll probably appreciate how well Portlanders make space on the trail for runners. I know I do! There is also a Spring and Summer trail series - informal races between 5 and 8 miles with... More