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."