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Joseph Wood Hill Park

Northeast Rocky Butte Road, Portland, OR 97220
+1 503-823-7529
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Beautiful View

I visited this area over the Christmas holiday. I am a photographer from Kentucky and choose this... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Michelle N
via mobile
A Special Portland Gem

I've visited the Rocky Butte at Joseph Wood Hill Park during several trips to Portland. It's not a... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
mich-noto
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Farmington Hills, MI
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“stone steps” (2 reviews)
“walk up” (2 reviews)
“butte” (5 reviews)
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Northeast Rocky Butte Road, Portland, OR 97220
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+1 503-823-7529
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

I visited this area over the Christmas holiday. I am a photographer from Kentucky and choose this location to capture a beautiful moutain sunrise. The area had just had freezing rain and temperatures for the two nights before, this called for careful driving to get...More

Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I've visited the Rocky Butte at Joseph Wood Hill Park during several trips to Portland. It's not a "must see" hugely advertised place, but I love it. You drive up a long winding road, go through a really interesting tunnel and lovely residential areas, then...More

Thank mich-noto
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

On our first day in Portland, our daughter took us to Rocky Butte park. The road to the summit is filled with lovely houses which seem to be balanced on beams. We went on a weekday & there were only a few people visiting. Parking...More

Thank Tonihoney
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Joseph Wood Hill Park is perched on top of Rocky Butte– one of four volcanic cinder cones inside the city of Portland, Oregon. Each one having its own city park. The highest point of Rocky Butte is 612-feet. And there is a rotating beacon at...More

2  Thank RSNN
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

the park has two names, joseph wood hill park and rocky butte natural area. it's an easy drive and always easy parking and the views are great. from the west side of the park you see the city skyline, and from the east side you...More

Thank Steven J
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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The view was good - a hair short of spectacular. But the real letdown was groups of loud, obnoxious teenagers drinking, smoking, and playing music. I'm not sure if it's like this most nights, but this visit felt like a letdown. I'll have to revisit...More

Thank _jakevanwinkle
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Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My son loves this viewpoint. It's special due to the unique castle like structure on top. The views of the north are the best in town, but southern views aren't as great, being blocked by trees.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you want the best views of Portland and the River and Moutains, you must come up here, the views are 2nd to none, even better on a clear day. Big long stairs at the front but a ramp to walk up if you park...More

1  Thank KJ9000
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Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here and were so glad we did. The view is amazing! On a clear day you can see two snow capped volcanoes in the distance which are magnificent!! Worth a stop and doesnt take much time.

Thank mediajackie
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

This passive park is located at the top of one of Portland's hills. From there, you can see nearby Mount Hood and Mt. Rainier & Mount St. Helens in Washington state. We visited Joseph Wood Hill Park on our first day in Portland and it...More

Thank areouithereyet
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Anonymous990099
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Response from mich-noto | Reviewed this property |
There are steps on one side of the approach to the park, but I'm pretty sure that there is another approach on the other side that is more like a long ramp. I'm not sure if it's paved, though.
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