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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
5.80 mi (9.33 km)
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With over 80 miles of trails, it’s impossible to see all of Forest Park even if you have an entire weekend. The Lower Macleay Trail Loop, however, will give you a great impression of what the nation’s largest city park park has to offer. The Lower Macleay Trail Loop is a combination of interconnected trails that will immerse you in the park’s rich vegetation, far from the clambering of the city below.  Along the way you will walk beside a babbling creek, discover the park’s landmark Stone House, and pass through some of Portland’s finest neighborhoods.

Other easy introductory hikes include the Wild Cherry Trail Loop, the Springville Trail Loop, and the Ridge Trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Easy access. Quick immersion into wilderness. Historic structure.

Cons

Few vistas. Heavily used.

Trailhead Elevation

2,250.00 ft (685.80 m)

Net Elevation Gain

550.00 ft (167.64 m)

Features

Historically significant

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

08/27/2018
** CAUTION !!! *** There is a Massive Yellow Jacket Nest ( swarming) just as you enter the metal bridge to the left. ( heading towards the stone castle) . Its in the side of the hill about 3 ft from the bridge rail. I called the forest conserve. org and left a message for the Manager. haven't heard back Yet ....
07/25/2017
This one is closed till mid-September (updated on city site as of yesterday) to repair the bridges and winter damage.
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