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Forest Park, Portland

4.8
#1 of 6 in Trails in Portland
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Park
As one of the largest urban forests in the United States, Forest Park has a great network of trails for walking, hiking, biking, and even horse-back riding. The Willwood Trail, being the most significant, has about 48.6 km (30.2 mi) worth of trail and will give you an opportunity to check out the extensive plant and animal life located in this 2,064 hectare (5,100 acre) park. Bobcats, flying squirrels, and elk, are among the mammal species found here while birds such as owls and woodpeckers are common. Vegetation can vary from berry bushes to numerous tree species to violet and trillium wildflowers. Rain within the park is frequent so make sure to bring a rain coat. Use our Portland day trip planning app to visit Forest Park on your trip to Portland, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We walked there one late afternoon and found it to be a richly rewarding experience. It was as if you were many miles away from any city.  more »
  • Love this park but it does get quite busy. Parking is a little wonky but glad me and my friend that I was taking pictures of found a couple spots. Great area especially with the stone house and the...  more »

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