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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful forest is a short walk from Northup Inn. It is located in the city of Portland, a great escape to old growth forest without leaving the city. Trails are rustic and hilly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maryg117
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank warrenville111
Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bizwoman
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank designtravel2014
Reviewed October 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tammy D
Reviewed October 2, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AllenR447
Reviewed October 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank John T
Reviewed September 20, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MelanieDVacay
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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