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Forest Park

NW 29 & Upshur to Newberry Road, Portland, OR 97210
503-823-7529
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Ranked #2 of 308 attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I regret that we only allowed one afternoon for this gorgeous park. We chose to do the popular Balch Creek route to the Stone House and it was breathtakingly beautiful. On return trips I will definitely plan for at least a full day of hiking these trails.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed with friends in Portland and they offered to take us on a forest walk. It sounded great and we had such a lovely day. We started at the fantastic market in the city and then caught the train up to the top of the hill and walked back down, going via the rose gardens on the way too.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am newer to Portland and wanted to check out this Witch House/Castle in Forest Park. Do your homework on the place and you will realize there is a creepy story behind the name. The trails were awesome, taking you along the side of the hills, with great views of the park. Kind of felt like Endor and a bunch... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Many squirrels there, roses are amazing!The temperature is a little low, so wear more before leaving downtown.

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Laguna Beach, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We just happened upon one of the many trails in Forest Park and were amazed at the beauty within. The lighting is great for photography in early morning and there are some pretty majestic places along the way. Witches Castle was one place we found. While the stories of this place are daunting, it's beauty far surpasses them. A lovely... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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142 reviews 142 reviews
75 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nice work out. Stopped at the Wildlife sanctuary at the half way mark after entering on the Portland entrance near the bridge ( McLean). Then finished at the Pittock Mansion overlooking the City.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's the first house in Portland to have electricity a nice house--but the walk up and view make it worthwhile

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Forest Park is huge swath of land amidst the greenery or Portland, Oregon. Full of miles and miles of trails, winding paths, and lush green trees, you can spend days just walking in the park. Clearly marked trail heads guide you along your way, joggers pass with a friendly "good morning", and the dew glistens from thousands and thousands of... More

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Damn near 160 acres of Forest Wonderland right here within city limits. Its called Forest Park for a reason. Its the largest urban forest in America and its an amazing place. You can hike and mountain bike throughout many trails and you will see nice shady creeks and signs of long abandoned stone walled forest homes within the park. There... More

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

So much to do and so accessible. Drove one day out a few miles and did a seven mile run on beautiful trails. Walked another day to Pittock Mansion. The views of the city and Mount Hood make the uphill 2.5 mile walk worth it.

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