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Forest Park

Upsher Street and Northwest 29th Street, Portland, OR 97210
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  • 77%
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  • 73%
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  • 72%
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  • 68%
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  • 68%
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  • 51%
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  • Forest Park
    Brad Hamel
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    One of the largest forested parks within a major city in the U.S. You could totally get lost in here. I would love to do an overnight backpacking/camping here. I don't think that it would be legal per say, but I wouldn't be hurting anyone so I might try it anyway.

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  • Forest Park
    Gayle L
    5 May 28, 2014

    Largest City Park in the USA

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  • Forest Park
    Terry R
    5 Mar 31, 2014

    The largest urban park in the country...miles and miles of trails for people who love to hike.

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    Beth H
    5 Jan 06, 2014
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    Julie Or Michael H
    5 Apr 10, 2014
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  • Forest Park
    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    Portland's answer to NYC's Central Park or SF's Golden Gate Park, this sprawling wilderness area is astonishingly wild and beautiful on its own, but especially considering it's within city limits. There are miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, and plenty of places to stop and picnic or check out the view of the city.

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    Margot B
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    5 Oct 01, 2013

    One of the biggest innercity parks in the country, Forest Park encompasses miles of woodland trails, and is super popular with hikers and joggers. The most popular trail here is the Wildwood Trail, which is around 30 miles long and connects Forest Park to the adjacent Washington Park (where you'll find the zoo, the Rose Garden, the Children's Museum, and the Japanese Gardens). The Audubon Society is also inside the park.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 22, 2013

    Spanning over 5,000 acres, Forest Park is a great place in Portland to jog, hike, and bike. I heard weekends can get crowded, but I've been during the weekdays and there weren't that many people around. It's huge, scenic and highly recommended if you want to experience nature but haven't trekked out to the Columbia Gorge or other natural areas outside of Portland.

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    Rachel Patterson
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    4 Mar 31, 2014

    A great big park right next to downtown Portland. Plenty of hiking trails to keep you busy. Very green, and has nice views over the river.

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    Huy
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    4 Jan 28, 2013
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    Adrian
    4 Jan 24, 2013

    Biggest park in America I think? It's definitely bigger than central park by far, you will like it a lot if you go during the summer. Great to pass through if your walking and going somewhere nearby for a break. Terrible during the winter.

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    Josh Peters
    5 Oct 28, 2012

    it's amazing. its a forest right in the middle of a city. it feels like you're out in the woods far from the city, but you can get there really quickly from downtown/pearl/NW. it's always awesome.

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  • Forest Park
    Vanessa Gosseen
    4 Aug 15, 2012

    There are tons of hiking and biking trails in this area. It's close to downtown but not too many tourists would think to go here. You could hike in the beautiful green trees for hours! Parking can be limited. http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?PropertyID=127&action=ViewPark

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  • Forest Park
    Corey Lydstone
    4 Jul 06, 2012

    Great spot up in the hills to bike / jog, limited views but nice trails. For the mountain bikers there is some pretty epic single track throughout the park, mostly gnarly downhill with some painful climbs if you go off the main carriage trail on the way up.

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  • Forest Park
    Luke Hornof
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Frickin' huge park, really is a forest, and a good sized one at that. Tons of trails for hiking and running... streams, wildlife, birds. Nothing beats the sound and smell of being in the middle of evergreens and ferns. Pure bliss.

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    Its Spencer
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the country. If you like to bike (or hike if your traveling light) then its a great way to get in some nature, and spring and summer in the Pacific NW is really perfect for weather. Watch longboarders tear down some of the roads and other classically Portland antics, drink some stumptown, and enjoy the beauty.

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  • Forest Park
    Gary B
    5 Jan 05, 2014

    Largest urban park in the U.S. with many miles of trails.

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    Michael A
    4 Dec 16, 2013

    Walk in the city(the Nations biggest Urban Park) and visit the zoo at the same time

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    Daniel M
    5 May 06, 2013

    One of the largest urban forests in the Nation

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4.5 out of 5
19 member's reviews
77 people visited Forest Park

Description

This large, forested oasis within Portland city limits has an abundance of wildlife (some 112 bird species and 62 mammal species). The park has dozens of miles of walking paths, including the 30-mile Wildwood Trail. The park is also poplar for bicycling, joggers and nature lovers; the centuries-old Douglas firs were first noticed by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) and still provide a ... read more
canopy of peace in the midst of a large and busy city.

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