Here's the "Best of Portland" forest hike and scenic tour - unique to our city - that includes Forest Park, the glorious Pittock Mansion estate with views of city/rivers/mountains, and the best of Washington Park, too. We'll enjoy the famous Wildwood trail, touch the 242' tallest tree in an American city, enjoy a babbling creek + waterfalls, wild birdsong, touch the Old Stone House, and snap selfies at the summit viewpoint overlooking Portland and Mt Hood. On clear days see 4 Cascade volcano peaks! Wow... and that's just the first half! We then continue downhill, stepping on the elegant Walker footbridge (brand new Oct-2019!) for two more glorious Wildwood trail miles through Washington Park and Hoyt Arboretum, relax on a bench of the Redwood forest deck, inspect exotic, well-marked trees from around the world, and finish at our famous Japanese Garden and International Rose Test Garden complex (tour on your own if you wish). This 5-mile hike with 900-foot vertical gain is perfect for fitness seekers, will last 3 - 3.5 hours and I'll tailor it for you! Want a 2-hour version? Decide at the top to grab a Lyft/Uber to skip the 2nd half. Waste no precious vacation time: our trail's start and end are less than 3 miles from Portland's center, a few minutes by car.
This hike is my personal favorite hike in Portland's Forest/Washington Park complex. I've done it countless times over 15 years, leading many people and groups. With 900' of elevation gain it's strenuous if done quickly, but the beauty, nature and photo spectaculars along the route beg one to move more slowly....
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This is an incredible hike and all inside Portland city limits, which will be hard to believe once you step onto this natural forest + creek trail. Free parking on street. Meet under covered picnic area next to bathrooms. This wild forest hike has creature comforts, too, including fresh mountain water fountains and flush toilets at beginning, on top and end.
最多可有8位年满11周岁的参与者参加。 You'll be most comfortable if you have recent hiking/running/walking experience, but "flat-landers" with minimal experience have smiled the whole way, too.
Comfortable hiking/running shoes, layered clothing, camera and a smile!
Bring light layers for a 3-hour outdoors experience. It's a splendid hike in the rain, but bring a raincoat + hat/hood. Comfy walking/running shoes or light hikers are best for our unpaved forest trail.
徒步森林 + 城市之巅 + 玫瑰园