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Address: NW 29 & Upshur to Newberry Road, Portland, OR 97210
Phone Number: 503-823-7529
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and...
The largest urban park in the county, lined with trails for hiking and biking.
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Lush and wonderful

Had a few days to explore while in town for a conference and hiked into the park at the Thurman Street entrance. What a treasure. Lush green vegetation, good (but tough) trails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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drew333
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had a few days to explore while in town for a conference and hiked into the park at the Thurman Street entrance. What a treasure. Lush green vegetation, good (but tough) trails, fresh, running streams and nature at its best. Only hiked for about an hour-and-a-half but I understand that there are more than 40 miles of trails to explore.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went on a short hike (5 miles) yesterday up to Forest Park with a friend. It was fairly flat with a bit of an incline. The forest was extraordinarily beautiful with a myriad degree of greens. Lots of tall trees-- covered with moss-- with limbs that reached out to us; There were also many native plants and ferns and trillium.... More 

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Blackfoot, Idaho
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed a Saturday morning run on the Leif Erickson trail through Forest Park. I accessed the trail at the far end of the park off of Germantown Road. The trail is wide, has a rock and dirt surface, and it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere though you are minutes from downtown Portland. The trail is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Forest Park is the largest city park in the US. It runs for 26 miles along the West Hills and has miles of wonderful hiking trails. It's an opportunity to be in the forest within minutes of downtown Portland. Great cool place to visit during warm summer months. I always love returning to the wilderness and beauty of Forest Park.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a huge park with big old trees and lots of trails for hiking and exploring. It's an urban park but feels like you are out in the country. I do get very tired fo the mountain bikers who whiz up and down the trails without a thought to those on foot.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Beautiful and fabulous hiking! its quite nice to be able to see a forest as stunning as this in the city.

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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Awesome hiking in the country's largest city park. Take a map and bring your hiking shoes. It is spectacular.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great workout/hike as you wish. Plenty of trails. Can see Mt St. Helen on a clear day - beautiful! Lack of strategically placed restrooms though. Zoo and Children's museum located near train stop/entrance.

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Hard to comprehend Forest Park if you have never been there. You can start a hike at a hip coffee shop on 23rd and end up feeling you are worlds away from any city. The City of Portland has done an incredible job of connecting paths and trails so that you start in the city, go through Washington Park and... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a fantastic treasure for Portland. You can hike for miles and miles. The wildwood trail that stretches from one end of the park to the other is over 30 miles long. You can enter the park at many trail heads. Get a map to plan your walk. It's fun to start at the Hoyte Arboretum and pick up the... More 

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