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Forest Park

NW 29 & Upshur to Newberry Road, Portland, OR 97210
+1 503-823-7529
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The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
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NW 29 & Upshur to Newberry Road, Portland, OR 97210
+1 503-823-7529
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great hike up to the mansion and back down. We started at the bottom of Thurston Bridge. The Stone House where the trail connects with the Wildwood Trail is pretty cool. Reaching the viewpoint at the back of the mansion was gorgeous....More

1  Thank Sleddoggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the lower Macleay Trail that stars under the green bridge between two red sculptures. The trail so so beautiful and follows a creek surrounded by gorgeous trees. It was a pretty level 0.8mi hike to the little stone building "Witch's Castle" which was...More

Thank Kelsey W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a hot sunny Sunday when I set off walking toward Forest park. I walked down NW Thurman to the Bridge at NW 29th and down the stairs on the north side into Lower Macleay Park. There were several people loitering about. And several...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay, the hike was a bit miserable for me since I had sustained an injury the night before. Even so, the hike was really peaceful even though the area was really crowded (better than deserted). Parts of the hike are a bit steep on the...More

Thank JetsettinDaisy
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I visited Forest Park at the suggestion of a local friend. We hiked/walked through Forest Park for hours. There are many people around the area enjoying nature, and exercising. The trails are clearly marked, and easy to find. This is a great way to enjoy...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Clearly marked paths through an absolutely gorgeous forest. Perfect to take short hike or to spend the day. Different trails for different skill levels. Dog friendly.

Thank D G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Peaceful park that's kind of like the many other parks in PDX. Good stroll for all ages whether active or not.

Thank David R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was a nice hike to do on a Sunday afternoon. It goes by Pittock Mansion, which was where we were going and wasn't too hard to do.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I loved that within Forest Park exists within Portland. Miles of trails and once you are going through the park, you can easily forget that you are still in the city. I recommend a visit to all new to Portland. Beaufiful

Thank Celine_CT
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great "urban" park! Just minutes away from downtown & yet feels a world away!! You must visit to get back to nature!!

Thank Barry B
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Courtney C
How long should we schedule if we want to drive around the park and maybe get out to take photos or hike for an hour?
15 March 2017|
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Response from CowpokerMike | Reviewed this property |
To be comfortable and not rushed, I would give myself 2 1/2-3 hrs. Assuming the weather is nice, you will want to stop and take some photos along your hike.
Do people trail run in the park?
8 October 2016|
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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
Are there any restaurants in the outskirts? It'd be nice to work up an appetite while on the trail and then finish off at a restaurant/bar... Any idea if there are any? Thanks!
25 April 2016|
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Response from Jrs2337 | Reviewed this property |
Forest park is really big so it depends which trailhead you use- I like the one with "the witches castle" it's where I took my engagement pictures- there are a TON of places around there though, best option in my opinion is... More