Powell Butte Nature Park

Portland, Oregon

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This 570-acre park has more than 9 miles of trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders to explore. Rich in plant and animal diversity, this urban park is characterized by forests of bigleaf maple, Douglas fir, and Pacific dogwood; rolling meadows; and an old apple, pear, and walnut orchard. It’s common to see birds of prey, black-tailed deer, coyotes, raccoons, and squirrels here. What more could you ask for? Trail surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, and paved path. The city of Portland is full of surprises and Powell Butte Nature Park is one of the best. George Wilson, the original owner of Powell Butte, leased the property to Henry Anderegg in the early 1900s. Anderegg grew crops and raised cattle here. In the early 1920s the City of Portland purchased Powell Butte, intending one day to construct a reservoir.

Powell Butte Nature Park Professional Review and Guide

"This 570-acre park has more than 9 miles of trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders to explore. Rich in plant and animal diversity, this urban park is characterized by forests of bigleaf maple, Douglas fir, and Pacific dogwood; rolling meadows; and an old apple, pear, and walnut orchard. It’s common to see birds of prey, black-tailed deer, coyotes, raccoons, and squirrels here. What more could you ask for? Trail surface: Singletrack, doubletrack, and paved path.

The city of Portland is full of surprises and Powell Butte Nature Park is one of the best. George Wilson, the original owner of Powell Butte, leased the property to Henry Anderegg in the early 1900s. Anderegg grew crops and raised cattle here. In the early 1920s the City of Portland purchased Powell Butte, intending one day to construct a reservoir."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Portland
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Varies depending on trails selected
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Portland Parks and Recreation
Driving Directions: Directions to Powell Butte Nature Park

Recent Trail Reviews

3/11/2001
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An easy trail and a fun quick trip out. It can be very muddy. The biggest hazard is the amount of people on the trail.


2/26/2001
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this is a fun trail even if you don't go all the way around the loop. This trail can be very muddy so be prepared for that and it is also used by other people. This is the 1st biker trail you get to off Lief Erikson so it's usually crowded



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