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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 310 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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Adams, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You can drive up to any one of the pull off areas and take any number of different trails to different destinations. Pinnock Mansion, Arboretum.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Portland is notorious for valuing parks and open space. Perhaps the finest example is Forest Park. It is easily accessed from Hwy 30 from the St. John's Bridge, From Hoyt Arboretum off I-405 or simply by driving East in the NW or SW portions of the city. Featuring miles and miles of hiking trails. You won't find solitude but hike... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

First of all Portland is the place to be i would live their if I cloud!, hiked in forest park for 5 hours and I cloud not be happier plus I cloud honestly say that I enjoyed every step of it. I reccomend this to any one its a friendly place in general, but keep an eye on the kids... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

lots of dogs and bags of abandoned poop, but a challenging and pretty hike right in town. Great scenery.

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Gorgeous trails. Easy access. Fantastic for a run on a hot day as the trails were shaded! Mostly uphill, but well maintained. This was my favourite spot in Portland!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This urban park which covers a vast amount of area gives you the opportunity to do short or long hikes in the hills. The system of trails connects with other Portland urban trails that run around and through the metro area; including the Hoyt Arboretum, Rose Gardens, Zoo, etc. My experience has been finding geocaches along the 80 miles of... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Many trails shooting off the main Leif Erickson Dr. The Drive trail is bad tarmac but goes on for miles and is an nice mild long , steady climb. The old growth forest stands above you like a scene from Middle Earth. Stunning!

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fantastic. Redwood groves in the middle of a great city. Hiking trails galore. Wonderful Japanese gardens. Awesome arboretum with all sorts of plant species.

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited Portland during a heat wave, and didn't know if we would be able to complete a strenuous workout in those weather conditions. Forest Park has a multitude of excellent trails (suitable for my hybrid, ie. not knobbly-tire, bicycle) that are all well shaded. We rode from our hotel in the Pearl District to the trails and spent 2... More

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St.Albert
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77 reviews 77 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy to understand why this attraction is so well liked by locals and tourists alike! We just did an hour and a half hike which barely scratched one corner <started at Pittock Mansion>. Would recommend getting a decent map before starting out though as the trails aren't marked that well for casual users. Well worth the visit though !!

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