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Marquam Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,072' 327 m
Descent: -662' -202 m
High: 1,030' 314 m
Low: 396' 121 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Description

This is a nice, well-maintained and mostly smooth trail that connects Washington Park to the Marquam Nature Park and several more trails in the Nature Park. It is similar to the nearby Wildwood Trail but less used and has more and steeper climbs and descents. A small spur trail leads to 1000 ft. Council Crest which provides a nice vista of Portland and Mount Adams and Hood. It is not blazed but signposts are at trail intersections. Mostly singletrack with a few short sections alongside road and crossing Highway 26.

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Feb 11, 2020
Phillip Barron
5mi
Jan 25, 2020
Phillip Barron
6mi
Sep 23, 2019
Samuel Bodenbender
6.9mi — 2h 13m
Jun 2, 2019
Kevin M
Fun hike 4.1mi — 1h 43m
Jan 25, 2019
Janelle Coburn
Doing Marquam Trail backwards
Oct 22, 2018
Jake Farrell
Aug 26, 2018
K Bond
4.7mi
Feb 12, 2018
Jake Farrell
2.4mi

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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The trail passes right by Council Crest Park providing easy access to a fantastic view of Mt. Hood.
Jul 3, 2017 near West Slope, OR
The Marquam Trail is a well-maintained trail with plenty of easy creek crossings.
Jul 3, 2017 near Portland, OR
Mount Hood from Council Crest
Apr 23, 2019 near West Slope, OR
Making it to Washington Park requires crossing a few city streets. Most are easy, but one includes a highway onramp. Crosswalks in this section are unmarked, and only partially include sidewalks, but trail markers are posted.
Jul 3, 2017 near West Slope, OR
Stair section on Marquam Trail
Apr 23, 2019 near West Slope, OR

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