Heights of Portland Washington Park to Council Crest

Portland, Oregon

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Washington Park is a 410-acre urban park connected to Portland’s beloved Forest Park, creating a huge network of forested land. Nestled within the trees are many of Portland’s favorite destinations: the Oregon Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden, the World Forestry Center, the Children’s Museum, and Hoyt Arboretum. You could easily spend days exploring this region, and this ride will give you a taste of these features. This ride is combined with a climb up to Council Crest, the highest point in the Tualatin Mountains (also known as the West Hills) that flank Portland’s west side. This ride features big climbs and outstanding views on very low traffic routes. This ride takes you on several rewarding climbs for breathtaking views of the city and shady forested lanes that meander through quiet neighborhoods. You’ll begin from Washington Park near the Oregon Zoo. Once you exit Washington Park, you’ll parallel US 26 on a path that affords safe passage over the highway and into the Southwest Hills neighborhood.
Best Bike Rides Portland, Oregon

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Best Bike Rides Portland, Oregon

by Ayleen Crotty and Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

Washington Park is a 410-acre urban park connected to Portland’s beloved Forest Park, creating a huge network of forested land. Nestled within the trees are many of Portland’s favorite destinations: the Oregon Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden, the World Forestry Center, the Children’s Museum, and Hoyt Arboretum. You could easily spend days exploring this region, and this ride will give you a taste of these features. This ride is combined with a climb up to Council Crest, the highest point in the Tualatin Mountains (also known as the West Hills) that flank Portland’s west side. This ride features big climbs and outstanding views on very low traffic routes.

This ride takes you on several rewarding climbs for breathtaking views of the city and shady forested lanes that meander through quiet neighborhoods. You’ll begin from Washington Park near the Oregon Zoo. Once you exit Washington Park, you’ll parallel US 26 on a path that affords safe passage over the highway and into the Southwest Hills neighborhood.

© 2016 Ayleen Crotty and Lizann Dunegan/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 10.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Riding Time: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Portland; Metro Bike There! map
Driving Directions: Directions to Heights of Portland: Washington Park to Council Crest

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