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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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Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Tammy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 September 17, 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 August 31, 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 Melanie D
Reviewed August 21, 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
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Forest park was beautiful. Only a few minute drive from Portland. If you park near the saloon bar, you are at the trail head.

2  Thank Andy F
Reviewed August 11, 2018

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

2  Thank Allison M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

unbelievable so close to the city where to hike in an other word. It looks like to be for from everything ,lost in a forest and in the main time, at the foot of Portland

2  Thank Amanda L
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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