Saint Johns Bridge is a hiking and biking trail in Portland, Oregon. It is within Cathedral Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 140 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 581 feet. The Forest Park (elevation 719 feet) wood is near the trailhead. The Saint Johns Bridge can be seen along the trail. There are also bicycle parkings, parking, and benches along the trail.
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"Lots of Portlanders have close friends they claim they never see anymore because the friends bought houses in St. Johns and it’s soooo far away. And there may be something to that: despite its many charms, this little neighborhood is not exactly handy. It’s about 9 miles and a 15- to 20-minute drive from downtown Portland. But homes are still (for now) comparatively affordable here, and a few years back Portland’s cool/bored-with-it-all crowd discovered that St. Johns has a huge amount of off-kilter charm (and a disproportionately high number of great bars for its size). It also has one of the area’s most appealing parks and the prettiest bridge, hands-down. The saint in question, if you’re curious, is James John, an early California import; he claimed a patch of land in 1843 and started platting the town."
--Becky Ohlsen, Walking Portland (Wilderness Press).
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