Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

In the city. Extinct volcano. Lots of options for activities.

Cons

None.

Features

Geologically significant
Flushing toilets
Mountain biking
Picnic tables
Off-leash dog area
Covered picnic areas
Tennis
Playground
Bird watching

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

12/07/2013
I took a walk on the trails at Mount Tabor yesterday, and although it was a cold day, with the clear skies the views of downtown Portland and Mt Hood were incredible. And afterward we headed to Division St for some lunch and hot drinks. Perfect place to go for an in-city adventure.
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