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Mount Tabor

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • Picnic area.- Mount Tabor
  • Trail system.- Mount Tabor
  • Main resevoir.- Mount Tabor
  • The view towards downtown Portland overlooking the reservoir.- Mount Tabor
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  • Unidentified moss (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Mount Tabor
  • Mount Tabor's playground.- Mount Tabor
  • The Harvey W. Scott statue at the top of Mount Tabor.- Mount Tabor
  • The Harvey W. Scott statue at the top of Mount Tabor.- Mount Tabor
  • Looking at Mount Hood from the east side of Mount Tabor.- Mount Tabor
  • Part of Mount Tabor's trail system.- Mount Tabor
  • The sunset looking west towards downtown Portland.- Mount Tabor
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
In the city. Extinct volcano. Lots of options for activities.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Mount Tabor is one of only four extinct volcanoes to lay within the limits of a major American city.  The volcanic cinder cone was named by Plympton Kelly, the son of Oregon City pioneer Clinton Kelly, after a land feature in Israel.  In total the park provides 400 feet of elevation gain, and you have the option of climbing by bike, going halfway by car, or by taking the stairs. It is pretty common to see runners taking laps by bounding to the top via the stairs for an evening or weekend workout.

The 196-acre park also has a couple of playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater, a basketball court, tennis courts, mountain bike trails, running trails and a dog park. 

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