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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.
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
We stopped at Forest Park to see Witch's Castle while visiting Portland. The internet site we found this free activity on didn't prepare me for what this actually was.
To get to Witch's Castle isn't as easy to get to as we first thought. It...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... 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)