Leif Erikson Drive is a wide, well-maintained, gravel thoroughfare; it winds through the middle of Forest Park for 11.2 miles. From the eastern end of the park at Thurman Road, Leif Erikson Drive climbs gently for five miles to Saltzman Road. Then it drops gently for five miles to its western terminus at Germantown Road. The steep hills that border the road are covered with mossy trees and lush ferns. On a clear day the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, and Mt. St. Helens can be spied in the distance. Forest Park is in northwest Portland.
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