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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 309 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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Medford, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Portland, OR
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174 reviews 174 reviews
80 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

(This is an update of a popular review.) I've hiked all over the US and was surprised to find some of the best hiking anywhere within a 60-mile radius of Portland. I live in Portland now and regularly use the trail system within Forest Park. The trails vary in nature from easy (practically dead level) to more strenuous (the ones... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went in through Lower Macleay Park and hiked for a bit. It is the perfect way to step outside of the city for a moment while still being there.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Forest Park is a beautiful stretch of wilderness forest you don't have to leave town for! One of the largest areas of undisturbed nature within the city limits of any American city.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Get lost in the beauty of Oregon's Forest Park. Wonderful trails clearly marked, for all ages and fitness levels. Serene nature, lush, beautiful!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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