Forest Park, Portland
About Forest Park, Portland
Forest Park, Portland - Address, Phone Number
Address: Portland, OR 97231, USA
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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Outdoors, Biking Trail, Adventure, Nature, Adults
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Portland is reputed of its greenery with ample of tress embracing the residents of the city. I bet as a tourist you won’t be able to neglect the beauty of the lush green vegetation that will lure you with its scenic beauty. The forest park is replete with tall trees, plenty of hiking trails that go from easy to difficult, biking trails, equestrian, trails and vista point.
The forest park is adventurous and naturally beautiful. Enjoy a long kiss of nature by taking your first step into the woods at the pristine forest park.
Forest Park Information
- The forest park is often closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Portlanders are very friendly and easy going people. Expect them to acknowledge your presence in the park.
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking.
- Carry water to keep yourself hydrated.
How To reach Forest Park by Public Transport
- By Train: Amtrak Station– VAN
- By Bus: NW St Helens & Marina Way
- NW Bridge Ave & Springville
- NW St Helens & Front
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Very large park. This place is surrounded by urbanization to the point of affecting the nature of the place altogether. Fine if you just want a place to jog and hike near a city. Terrible if you love nature. It's the hubris of man that built this place. Intent on preserving the view rather than allowing nature to run her course. It's sad and erosion and mudslides in this region are common because of the urban development. Everything fights against it and while this place looks natural you can see if you look closely the extent of the human affect on it. It looks sick and eventually this area will go up in flames because it is so sick and artificially maintained. Great if you just need a little nature to go on a walk and can drown out the Portland noise in the background. Otherwise it is only worth visiting for you to see how badly man takes care of nature.
Miles of trails to walk or run. Also roads that are gated off from traffic and are good for mountain bikes. The single track trails are for walking/running only, sorry cyclists. I would not recommend this area for people with mobility issues.
Great park in the city with trails going up and down and away from the noise. I'd rather rather be there right now than at my desk in the office. Now that much of the Oregon side of the Gorge is off limits due to the Eagle Creek fire, Forest Park has become my go-to place to get some form of a quick hike in.
Huge park on the hill facing east and north sides of Portland with both steep and gently sloped trails/roads. You feel very distant from the city, except for the numerous bikers, joggers and other hikers on weekends.
This is one of my favorite places on earth. These trails work for all skill levels. Can be a little busy in the summertime.
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