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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 2 days ago

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

1  Thank jessica m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

1  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

1  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

1  Thank Amanda L
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We are blessed in Portland to have this urban sanctuary with acres of natural landscape and wildlife, and miles of trails four outdoor recreation. Forest Park is a true treasure.

Thank katpdx2014
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great park with hikes aimed at all levels of experience. Kids had a great time on the 1.3 mile hike.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We came with small children & enjoyed our hike. It's a beautiful forest with lush greenery. Adequate parking options. A variety of trail options. Spent just under an hour here because it's a lot of walking otherwise for young kiddos. Sad to see graffity covering...More

Thank bigfinklefan
Reviewed August 3, 2018

.If you happen to be driving a car, you can park it after entering Lower Macleay Park. Its entrance is at NW 30th Avenue and NW Upshur Street. Parking is allowed between 5 AM and 10 PM. I happened to be on foot exploring NW...More

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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