Portland, OR Trails and Parks

Portland has 347 trails in the vicinity, including 102 hiking trails and 79 for road biking. These trails range from 0 to 359.8 miles in length. The longest trail in Portland is The Oregon Coast Route a well-known trail measuring 359.8 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Table Rock Wilderness Area Trails, Wild Cherry - Alder Loop and Mount Tabor. Trails.com member Leigha H. recently completed Forest Park Wildwood Trail.

More information on the best trails in Portland can be found below.
  • Hoyt Arboretum

    8 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through a variety of forested ecosystems, including oak woodland, redwoods, ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through ...

  • Horsetail, Oneonta, and Triple Falls

    6 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    If you love waterfalls, this hike is for you. This route through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area visits four beautiful waterfalls, offers a great view of the narrow chasm of Oneonta ...
    •  2.5 to 4 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    If you love waterfalls, this hike is for you. This route through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area visits four ...

  • Powell Butte

    5 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Highlights: Fun singletrack in the city; nice views and good exercise. Tread: Singletrack; gravel and pavement. Hazards: Lots of hikers and equestrians use this park so it’s very important ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  Guide

    Highlights: Fun singletrack in the city; nice views and good exercise. Tread: Singletrack; gravel and pavement. Hazards: ...

  • Forest Park Wildwood Trail

    4 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Even though it is within the city of Portland, the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park is a worthy wilderness hike.
    •  All day
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    Even though it is within the city of Portland, the Wildwood Trail in Forest Park is a worthy wilderness hike.

  • Sauvie Island

    3 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Two casual strolls on the edge of the city offer a glimpse into the local world of wildlife— and back into the past. Both of them are easy to reach and easy to do, and there’s plenty of other ...
    •  1 hour
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Two casual strolls on the edge of the city offer a glimpse into the local world of wildlife— and back into the past. Both ...

  • Wildwood Trail to Pittock Mansion

    3 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The route starts next to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington Park, winds through Hoyt Arboretum, and then heads into Forest Park and to Pittock Mansion. City and mountain views. Bridge crossings. ...
    •  1.25 to 1.75 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The route starts next to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington Park, winds through Hoyt Arboretum, and then heads into Forest ...

  • Mount Tabor Park

    3 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Mount Tabor Park is one of those urban sanctuaries where you can still find wild in the city. This prominent volcanic butte rises above Portland’s skyline bursting with urban greenery. Where ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour (with longer options)
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Tabor Park is one of those urban sanctuaries where you can still find wild in the city. This prominent volcanic butte ...

  • Powell Butte Park

    3 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Southeast Portland metro area. Tread: Mountain View Trail, .6 mile, is paved. The other trails are singletracks with gravel, hardpack, and cobble surfaces. Hazards: Watch for other Park users. ...
    •  1 hours
    •  5.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Southeast Portland metro area. Tread: Mountain View Trail, .6 mile, is paved. The other trails are singletracks with gravel, ...

  • Nels Rogers-University Falls Loop Trail

    3 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Forty-three miles west of Portland. Tread: Dirt singletrack for 6.5 miles, gravel for 1 mile. Hazards: Watch and listen for ATV's at trail and road crossings. Portions of trail may be slippery, ...
    •  1 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Forty-three miles west of Portland. Tread: Dirt singletrack for 6.5 miles, gravel for 1 mile. Hazards: Watch and listen ...

  • Historic Hiking Trail

    3 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Highlights: Great singletrack, University Falls, and lush forest. Tread: 7.3 miles singletrack; 0.7 mile doubletrack. Hazards: This is a highly technical trail with several short, steep climbs ...
    •  1.5 to 3 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: Great singletrack, University Falls, and lush forest. Tread: 7.3 miles singletrack; 0.7 mile doubletrack. Hazards: ...

  • Sandy Delta

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    On the eastern edge of Portland along the Columbia River. Tread: Gravel and sand roads and doubletracks, closed to motorized vehicles. Hazards: Cattle and horses may be encountered. Leave ...
    •  1 hours
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    On the eastern edge of Portland along the Columbia River. Tread: Gravel and sand roads and doubletracks, closed to motorized ...

  • Saddle Mountain

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This trail to the top of 3,283-foot Saddle Mountain, the highest point in the northern Coastal Mountains, begins in a thickly wooded expanse of alder forest. It then climbs through a beautiful ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail to the top of 3,283-foot Saddle Mountain, the highest point in the northern Coastal Mountains, begins in a thickly ...

  • Eagle Creek to High Bridge

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This trail through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area leads through a deep, scenic canyon carved by bubbling Eagle Creek and shaded by a canopy of oak, big-leaf maple, and cedar. Along ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area leads through a deep, scenic canyon carved by bubbling Eagle ...

  • Marquam Trail to Council Crest

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This pleasant trail through a wooded gulch just minutes from downtown leads to the highest point in Portland: a park where you can take in a view of four volcanoes. What a city we live in!
    •  2 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant trail through a wooded gulch just minutes from downtown leads to the highest point in Portland: a park where ...

  • Leif Erikson Drive - Wildwood Loop

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The route travels on singletrack trails and a doubletrack gravel road through the scenic treed setting of Forest Park. Tree roots. Bridge crossings. This loop route takes you on a wild and free ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  7.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The route travels on singletrack trails and a doubletrack gravel road through the scenic treed setting of Forest Park. Tree ...

  • Tanner Butte-Eagle Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Eagle Creek is certainly no secret. With a string of breathtaking waterfalls, a beautiful canyon, several dramatic viewpoints, and glorious creekside campsites, it was probably inevitable that ...
    •  3 days
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    Eagle Creek is certainly no secret. With a string of breathtaking waterfalls, a beautiful canyon, several dramatic viewpoints, ...

  • Leif Erikson Drive - Firelane 1

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Portland’s Forest Park is a wilderness setting in a world-class city providing a spectacular loop that combines both gravel and dirt roads and pavement. You’ll ride for 6 miles on Leif Erikson ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Portland’s Forest Park is a wilderness setting in a world-class city providing a spectacular loop that combines both gravel ...

  • Forest Park / Leif Erikson Drive

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    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 ...
    •  22.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Leif Erikson Drive is a wide, well-maintained, gravel thoroughfare; it winds through the middle of Forest Park for 11.2 miles. ...

  • Leif Erikson Drive Out-and-Back

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Highlights: This is a gated road traversing Forest Park, which is one of the largest city parks in the country. The trail is close to town, surrounded by deep forest, and has a couple of great ...
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  22.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: This is a gated road traversing Forest Park, which is one of the largest city parks in the country. The trail ...

  • Powell Butte Nature Park

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This 570-acre park has more than 9 miles of trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders to explore. Rich in plant and animal diversity, this urban park is characterized by forests ...
    •  Varies depending on trails selected
    •  Guide

    This 570-acre park has more than 9 miles of trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders to explore. Rich in ...

  • Clackamas River: Milo McIver State Park to Barton Park

    2 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This beautiful stretch of the Clackamas River may be run all year. The first 2.5 miles are located entirely within Milo McIver State Park; for a short trip, take out at the lower end of the park. ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This beautiful stretch of the Clackamas River may be run all year. The first 2.5 miles are located entirely within Milo McIver ...

  • Beverly Cleary's Portland Neighborhoods

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Beverly Cleary has been writing award-winning children’s books since the 1950s. Cleary used the Hollywood neighborhood, where she grew up, as the setting for her books about Beezus and Ramona ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Beverly Cleary has been writing award-winning children’s books since the 1950s. Cleary used the Hollywood neighborhood, where ...

  • Angels Rest

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    The dramatic rock cliffs of Angels Rest, accessible from a well-maintained trail, tower 1,500 feet above the Columbia River Gorge in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The trail is ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The dramatic rock cliffs of Angels Rest, accessible from a well-maintained trail, tower 1,500 feet above the Columbia River ...

  • Wahclella Falls

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    This short but sweet hike takes you along the edge of Tanner Creek to a roaring twotiered waterfall, which plunges into a deep rocky pool. Shady maples, wild raspberries, and splashes of wildflowers ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This short but sweet hike takes you along the edge of Tanner Creek to a roaring twotiered waterfall, which plunges into a ...

  • Mount Hood Wilderness Area Trails

    1 Reviews

    Portland, OR

    Given its overall majestic appearance, combined with good year-round access from Portland, Oregon’s largest city, it’s not surprising that this is one of the most popular wilderness areas in ...
    •  50.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Given its overall majestic appearance, combined with good year-round access from Portland, Oregon’s largest city, it’s not ...