Best Walking in Oregon

This list represents the most popular walking in Oregon. Use this list to plan your next Oregon walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Washington Park North


This 332-acre park offers sweeping panoramic views, play and picnic areas, tennis courts, a zoo, and an amphitheater for outdoor concerts. It is one of Portland’s oldest and best-loved parks. Former G…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Beverly Cleary's Portland Neighborhoods


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 Quimby,…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. The Grotto


Only five minutes from Portland International Airport, this 62-acre Roman Catholic sanctuary, founded by the Servites, is a peaceful retreat from the bustle of modern life. Take a leisurely stroll thr…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 1 mile
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Row River Trail


This abandoned railroad line left us five Howe truss bridges and twenty-three pile trestles to cross. Ospreys and eagles, a small town, covered bridges, and prairie wildflowers will delight you as you…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Washington & Oregon"
Cottage Grove, OR - Fishing, Horseback Riding, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 15.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#5. Audubon Bird Sanctuary


The Portland Audubon Society operates Audubon House, an interpretive center with exhibits of birds and wildlife. They also run a wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds. The excellent nat…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 1 mile
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Riverfront and Old Town


This riverfront area is where Portland originally was founded and developed. Fires destroyed the first wooden buildings, which were replaced by buildings with cast-iron facades. After major downtown f…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Mount Tabor Park


Plympton Kelly, an early settler in this neighbor- hood, named this hill “Mount Tabor” after he read about a battle fought by the French against the Muslims near Mount Tabor in Palestine. Not until 19…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Eastmoreland, Crystal Springs, and Reed College


This walk through the Eastmoreland area takes you through many different environments. The 18-mile long Springwater Corridor Trail is located on an abandoned railroad line and goes east from here to G…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Northwest Alphabet District


The Hotel deLuxe was formerly the Mallory Hotel, a favorite downtown hotel for many years. Its decor is reminiscent of the glory days of Hollywood, but the Driftwood Room is still original. The Alphab…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. The Pearl and Chinatown


This walk begins at the central plaza of downtown Portland, easily reached on foot from most downtown hotels. This square, scene of countless festivals and outdoor exhibits, is bordered by department…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 3.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. The Cultural District


This walk begins at the central plaza of downtown Portland, easily reached on foot from most downtown hotels. This square, scene of countless festivals and outdoor exhibits, is bordered by department…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 3.25 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. East Airport Way


This area recently has become a motel and commercial district serving the Portland International Airport. A small pond still remains in the center of the area; it is part of the Columbia River Slough,…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 1.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Washington Park South


Washington Park now covers 400 acres of the 5,100-acre Forest Park. The formal northeastern corner developed into a European style of park when prosperous Portlanders admired East Coast elegance. Fred…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 2.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Convention Center and Lloyd Center


This busy convention and shopping district is easily reached by car, light-rail, bus, or streetcar.…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Hoyt Arboretum Bristlecone Trail


This paved path takes you through a variety of conifers, with benches and viewpoints along the way to help you enjoy the route.…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 0.5 mile
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Civic Center / Urban Renewal


This walk begins at Portland’s Pioneer Court- house Square, center of today’s downtown Portland, and easily reached on foot from most downtown hotels. This square has long been the center of the city—…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 3.25 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Hoyt Arboretum Evergreen Trail


Stroll through the largest assortment of conifers in the world and see various species of redwood, spruce, fir, cedar, and pine. The Hoyt Arboretum features more than 800 labeled species of trees and…
From the guidebook "Walking Portland, Oregon"
Portland, OR - Walking - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Willamette River Grand Tour


From thundering Willamette Falls to the Willamette River’s confluence with the Columbia, the lower Willamette knits the Portland region together. This ride laps the whole thing, showcasing the R…
From the guidebook "Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Road Biking, Walking - 46.6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Downtown and Northwest


Downtown Portland is bike-friendly, with generally low traffic speeds and adequate bike lanes. Still, it’s a bustling place with the usual urban hazards: unpredictable pedestrians, distracted drivers,…
From the guidebook "Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Road Biking, Walking - 6.8 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#20. Council Crest


The West Hills (aka the Tualatin Mountains) are a world apart in other ways, too. Most obviously, they’re the abode of the rich. You’ll find a modest home here and there, though if it’s for sale…
From the guidebook "Biking Portland"
Portland, OR - Road Biking, Walking - 11.1 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books