Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail

Forest Park

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • Pacific banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus), the world's second-largest terrestrial slug.- Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail
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  • Pittock Mansion.- Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail
  • View looking east on downtown Portland. - Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail
  • Dull oregon grape (Mahonia nervos).- Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail
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  • Hooker's fairybells (Disporum hookeri).- Pittock Mansion/Upper Macleay Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Kid friendly. Old-growth trees. Historic landmark.
Cons: 
Heavily used.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
2.10 mi (3.38 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
500 ft (152 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
450 ft (137 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Clear throughout the day.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Wed

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Thu

Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
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Fri

Partly cloudy in the morning.
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Sat

Clear throughout the day.
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Clear throughout the day.
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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If you are on your way to Washington Park but need a little time in the woods first, this is a great introductory hike into Forest Park. The Wildwood Trail begins across Cornell Road from the eastern end of the parking lot.  The hike is a short, there-and-back trip through plenty of flora, including western trillium (blooming in late April), false Solomon’s seal, and some of the park’s largest Douglas firs and western hemlocks.  At the end of the hike you will reach the grounds of Portland’s Pittock Mansion, and their spectacular view of the city below.  Portland’s landmark chateau was built in 1911 by Henry Pittock, the founder of The Oregonian.  From the west end of the parking lot at Pittock Mansion you can continue back onto the Wildwood Trail and eventually make your way to Washington Park.  If you are heading back to Upper Macleay Park instead, return using the Wildwood Trail and consider turning left onto the Upper Macleay Trail to give your stroll a little variety.

Be sure to swing by the Audubon Society of Portland, just west of the Upper Macleay Park parking lot, which acts as Forest Park’s unofficial nature center.  The Society’s 150-acre Bird Sanctuary, including the Pittock Sanctuary Nature Trail, is a must-see for anyone with children.

If you are new to the rest of Forest Park, try the Lower Macleay Trail Loop and the Springville Trail Loop on the park’s northern end.

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