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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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  • Forest Park is a gorgeous, lush and green place to hike which is incredibly located very close-in to Portland. The trails are wide and well maintained and even on a sunny Sunday inJuly there was plent...  more »
  • Forest Park is a gigantic forest right in the middle of the city. It's beautiful any time of the year, but my favorite is spring when the trilliums are blooming. The Wildwood Trail is so iconic there'...  more »
  • What a gem. Running, walking, hiking in a deep forest right in town! It's not isolated, you will see many others, but it's very peaceful with the feel of being miles out of town.  more »
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