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Forest Park, Portland

4.8
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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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  • We enjoyed this great outdoors park that has lots of walking trails some of which are pretty rough and definitely rugged. Lots of great views. Not for the faint of heart as trails are often thin...  more »
  • This is a heavily wooded park with well-maintained paths that offer various levels of hiking opportunities. It’s best to use the paths early in the day because it can get quite busy as the day goes...  more »
  • We went on Christmas day and there were many people on the trail, which is through a forest, a wild place in the middle of a large city. The "Witch's Cottage" is a folly that was once used by a...  more »

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