Powell Butte Park

Portland, Oregon 97233

Powell Butte Park

Powell Butte Park Professional Review and Guide

"Southeast Portland metro area. Tread: Mountain View Trail, .6 mile, is paved. The other trails are singletracks with gravel, hardpack, and cobble surfaces. Hazards: Watch for other Park users. Many of the trail signs are missing, but try to stay on the bike trails. Riding becomes more hazardous when the trails are wet and slippery."

More Powell Butte Park Professional Reviews and Guides

"Highlights: Fun singletrack in the city; nice views and good exercise. Tread: Singletrack; gravel and pavement. Hazards: Lots of hikers and equestrians use this park so it’s very important to control your speed and be courteous."

Powell Butte Park Reviews

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5/29/2007
Exactly what Ryan said - a fun little trail, 10-15 mins up, 3-4 down and in close proximity to Portland. I like it better than the other local options. You can bike along the Springwater or you can park at the top.
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7/9/2006
Fun trail. There's not much technical challenge here, but the downhill is smooth and fast and the climbs are enjoyable. There is a phone line you can call to see if the trail is open to mountain bikers before you haul out there.
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7/12/2004
I like this trail for training purpose and close vicinity to the city. But be aware that recently a sign popped up at the entrance that prohibits Mountain Bikes Rides during wet conditionss (regardless of the season!). The sign shows OPEN/CLOSED as determined by some official person, checking the conditions daily. No way of telling whether it's open or not before you get there.... beate
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2/26/2003
awsome place to get your cardio up, or just get used to the bike after winter. trails are fun from the top for getting speed and chasing obstacles
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8/22/2002
This is a great little ride to hit after a day at the office. Only four stars because it is a short ridde. You can stat your ride somewhere farther down the Sweetwater Corridor. A short uphill climb and a fast hard downhill, makes Powell Butte so exciting. You get the blood flowing with the climb on the SE side of the hill, then get the blood flowing evn faster taking the west side downhill from the top. What take 15 minute to climb takes 2 minutes to get down. See how many times you can go up and down before it gets dark. Oh, yeah look out for hikers, some do not seem to want to get out of the way. Cheers
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4/26/2001
Not very long unless you intend to ride in circles. Good mainly for those after work quickie rides. Not very intense nor strenuos so it's a good place to bring your beginner friends. Go at dusk before the park closes at 10. You'll have awesome views of the sunset to the West and Mt. Hood to the East. Really the only reason this is even worth while.
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10/5/2000
A nice ride in both forest and open plain. Easy to find, close to Portland, varied terrain and plenty of parking. Use this trail to warm up your legs for something longer. Be sure to get all the way up for the view of Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helen's - this is worth the visit.
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Trail Information

Portland
Nearby City
5.7
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
1 hours
Duration
All year.
Season
375 feet
Trailhead Elevation
430 feet
Top Elevation
Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau 503-823-6183
Local Contacts
Trail maps available in parking lot. USGS: Camas
Local Maps

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Nov 2018