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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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  • This is an incredibly beautiful forest to walk around in. If you have the time you can easily spend the whole day there. Lots of undulation so if that’s a difficulty walking need to be considerate of....  more
    This is an incredibly beautiful forest to walk around in. If you have the time you can easily spend the whole day there. Lots of undulation so if that’s a difficulty walking need to be considerate of....  more »
  • Great hiking . Easy and beautiful. Recommend for a half or full day . Close ride t\from the city. Enjoy. 
    Great hiking . Easy and beautiful. Recommend for a half or full day . Close ride t\from the city. Enjoy.  more »
  • Hard to believe that such a huge and beautiful park is so close to downtown Portland. I stayed in Portland without a car, and walked from my hotel to Pittock Mansion, and then picked up the Wildwood.....  more
    Hard to believe that such a huge and beautiful park is so close to downtown Portland. I stayed in Portland without a car, and walked from my hotel to Pittock Mansion, and then picked up the Wildwood.....  more »

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