Powell Butte Nature Park

Portland, Oregon

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Powell Butte Nature Park is located on an extinct volcano that features diverse habitats and wildlife. This 611-acre park has more than 9.0 miles of interconnecting trails that wind through open grassy meadows, old fruit orchards, and thick woodlands made up of western red cedar, Douglas fir, alder, and bigleaf maple trees. The city of Portland is full of surprises, and Powell Butte Nature Park is one of the best. This 611-acre park has more than 9.0 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Rich in plant and animal diversity, this urban park is characterized by forests of bigleaf maple, Douglas fir, Pacific dogwood, rolling meadows, and an old apple, pear, and walnut orchard.
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by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

Powell Butte Nature Park is located on an extinct volcano that features diverse habitats and wildlife. This 611-acre park has more than 9.0 miles of interconnecting trails that wind through open grassy meadows, old fruit orchards, and thick woodlands made up of western red cedar, Douglas fir, alder, and bigleaf maple trees.

The city of Portland is full of surprises, and Powell Butte Nature Park is one of the best. This 611-acre park has more than 9.0 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Rich in plant and animal diversity, this urban park is characterized by forests of bigleaf maple, Douglas fir, Pacific dogwood, rolling meadows, and an old apple, pear, and walnut orchard.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 3.5
Elevation Gain: 220 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Portland Parks and Recreation, 1120 Southwest Fifth Ave., Ste. 1302, Portland 97204; (503) 823-7529; www.portlandoregon.gov/parks
Local Maps: USGS:Gladstone, Damascus; Maptech CD: Newport/Portland/Mount Hood/The Dalles; park trail map available online at www.friendsofpowellbutte.org/#!map; Delorme:Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer, page 60 A4
Driving Directions: Directions to Powell Butte Nature Park

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