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Forest Park, Portland

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As one of the largest urban forests in the United States, Forest Park has a great network of trails for walking, hiking, biking, and even horse-back riding. The Willwood Trail, being the most significant, has about 48.6 km (30.2 mi) worth of trail and will give you an opportunity to check out the extensive plant and animal life located in this 2,064 hectare (5,100 acre) park. Bobcats, flying squirrels, and elk, are among the mammal species found here while birds such as owls and woodpeckers are common. Vegetation can vary from berry bushes to numerous tree species to violet and trillium wildflowers. Rain within the park is frequent so make sure to bring a rain coat. Use our Portland day trip planning app to visit Forest Park on your trip to Portland, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The largest city park ever. It is so big! It is gorgeous with lots of fir trees. What a beautiful place to see.  more »
  • Went for a post holiday family walk with my wife, dog and father I law a week ago. I love this town but with its increasing density I love this park even more! Five minute drive for a walk in the wood...  more »
  • I love hiking in the early mornings. Bring water and expect to see people, this is a city park after all, but appreciate how remote parts of the park feel, and alllllways pack out your trash n poops!  more »
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