Forest Park South Balch Creek Canyon

Portland, Oregon 97210

Forest Park South Balch Creek Canyon

Forest Park South: Balch Creek Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Balch Creek slices through the Tualatin Mountains, Portland’s green backdrop also known as the West Hills, via a gorgeous ravine. While much of the 5000-plus-acre Forest Park consists of a fairly monotonous landscape of rolling hills covered by second and third growth, the scene is dramatically different here within the park’s southern reaches. Hikers of all ages and abilities will delight over this perhaps most scenic and diverse trail within the park, with Balch Creek’s waterfalls, old-growth groves, and the ruins of an eloquent old stone building that once offered rest to weary walkers."

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Trail Information

Portland
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.4
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Macleay Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails Forest Park No. 426S
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018