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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 the trails. In my opinion, if I only had one day and 3 hours to hike the trails, I would try to park near the Portland Audubon Society at the Macleay Park parking area and hike the Wildwood trail from there to Hoyt Arboretum and back. Along the way you would enjoy the spectacular views at Pittock Mansion. On a clear day, from Pittock Mansion you can see downtown Portland and 4 8000ft and higher mountains (they are really volcano)
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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
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 friendly folks (NOT competitive except for a few; definitely no elite runners) that you can sign up for, day of, for $15. (They ALWAYS have space for drop in runners!)