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Forest Park, Portland

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#1 of 33 in Trails in Oregon
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. Make Forest Park part of your personalized Portland itinerary using our Portland holiday planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Forest Park is an enormous, well, forested park. What makes it special, though, it that it is within the city limits of the largest city in Oregon. Hiking and biking trails give visitors a rare chance...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you like to walk nature trails, this is your spot withing the city. Not too crowder ever and I think dog are ok it thy are leashed and you cleanup after them. I imagine the same would hold true for...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    poorly marked signs hard to see from roads, a little hard to find and navigate roads to get to the different trails...once there the hikes are nice and the witches castle is fun a really nice short hi...  more »

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