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.
Forest Park reviews
This is a beautiful park, filled with walking paths and hiking trails. It offers an abundance of flowers and mostly, a big slice of the true Oregan green space, more »
We walked from Pittock Mansion down to the Stone House on 12 March 2021 a lovely warm sunny day, sadly the witches castle/stone house was completely covered in graffiti when we got there, what a... more »
I liked it, it was worth seeing. Would I go again? Probably not. If I lived there I would utilize it. But it claims it's the largest urban forest in America, but that is incorrect. The Trinity Forest.... more »
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