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Council Crest Park, Portland

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Council Crest Park is a city park in southwest Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Amenities include paved and unpaved paths, a dog off-leash area, picnic tables, public art, a vista point, and a wedding site that can be reserved. The 43.51acre park, operated by Portland Parks & Recreation, is open year-round from 5 a.m. to midnight. It was the site of an amusement park from 1907 until 1929.
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  • Had some time to kill between events in the city and wandered up to Council Crest accidentally. For those who don’t know, it’s a small park at the very top of Tualatin Mountains at over 1000 feet. The...  read more »
  • In a search for places with sweeping views of Portland, I found out about this. Not a straightforward drive up, but easy enough to navigate without a smartphone telling me where to turn. The views are...  read more »
  • We took Uber to the top and hiked the 4T trail down in the early evening. The skies were relatively clear so we could see Mt. Hood, which I actually didn't get to see during my hike in the Mt. Hood Na...  read more »
  • Best view in Portland. A park atop the highest point in the city, Council Crest overlooks downtown and out to several mountain peaks in the distance. The park is incredibly well maintained and has a great lawn, an off-leash dog area and some beautiful flowers. Drive up to the top for a quick trip, or hike from the Zoo or Marquam Park and earn your view.
  • Nice hiking surrounds this somewhat underwhelming public park. Some partially obstructed views of all around the city but tall trees block many areas. Not much going on at the top but a new toilet is being built (July 2016) - which should be popular. Come if you want to run your dog or you want to enjoy the 4T trails surrounding - not much else happening.
  • Great hikes up from several trailheads originating in the Marquam Nature Park lead to panoramic views of downtown from Council Crest.
  • There is history, several paths, and a stunning view of Portland. I have several times enjoyed picnic lunches with kids. It is also a nice park for those who want to see the view but may not be able to walk far or for those with wheel chairs.
  • Beautiful views of east and westside, as well as well as mt adams
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