Family hikes in the City of Portland look like this in September. | One of the largest urban forests in the U.S. | READ “Portland’s Top 25 Family Stops” in bio story link ⬆️. (Best family eats listed, too!)
This hike was with my expat sister and her kids visiting from South Africa .... Of course we had to take a cousin hike in Forest Park!
Forest Park lets travelers experience a true Northwest conifer forest without leaving the city limits. Running & hiking, here, is part of Portland living (with local coffee after ☕️ !)
At 5,200 acres, the park offers than 80 miles of trails, fire lanes and roads and stretches for more than seven miles along the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains, overlooking Northwest Portland and the convergence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
More than 112 bird and 62 mammal species can be found in Forest Park. With its massive tree canopy and substantial undergrowth, the park serves as a natural air purifier, water collector, and erosion controller.
The 30-mile Wildwood Trail in Forest Park is part of the region’s 40-Mile Loop system that links Forest Park to pedestrian and trail routes along the Columbia River to Gresham, through southeast Portland, along the Willamette Greenway, and back to the Marquam Trail in southwest Portland. .
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