Wildwood Trail

photo: photo courtesy PortlandHikers.org Type: Nature Trail
Length: 26.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: In Portland's Forest Park, W of downtown, overlooking Willamette River.
States: Oregon
Counties: Multnomah
Latitude: 45.51274   Longitude: -122.71671

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Description

Portland’s Forest Park is the largest wooded city park in the United States. Covering 5,000 plus acres, it provides a hushed and peaceful environment of a varied and evolving forest ecosystem.

Overlooking the Willamette River, the Park stretches for nearly eight miles along the northeast slope of the Tualatin Mountains between NW Skyline Boulevard and NW St. Helens Road. Forest Park is home to over 100 species of mammals: more than 100 kinds of birds have been seen in the Park. In the spring, hillsides sparkle with trilliums amidst the sword ferns; hundreds of other kinds of flowers and shrubs bloom during the year.

The Park offers enjoyment to hikers, bicyclists, runner, and others who just enoy being outdoors in a forest atmosphere. The 30+ mile long Wildwood Trail (a National Recreational Trail) traverses the Park from the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Hoyt Arboretum to Newberry Road. A total of more than 70 miles of interconnecting trails and lands provide opportunities for circle hikes of varying lengths.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1975

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Forest Park Conservancy

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Portland Park Bureau
2115 SE Morrison St.
Portland , OR 97214

 

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