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Wildwood Trail - National Recreation Trail

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Trail

29.7 mile 47.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,376' 724 m
Descent: -2,451' -747 m
High: 936' 285 m
Low: 342' 104 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Forest Park Conservancy

A 30-mile rolling singletrack trail through America's largest forested urban park.

Forest Park Conservancy

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Pedestrians only.

Description

The Wildwood Trail, designated by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail, meanders for ~30 breathtaking miles, from the southern end of the trail at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. There are blue diamond markers every quarter mile for the length of the trail.

For much of its duration, the Wildwood Trail overlooks the Willamette River as it stretches onward, through the northeast slope of the Tualatin Mountains between NW Skyline Boulevard and NW St. Helens Road. This trail provides for a quiet and serene hike through varied and evolving forest ecosystem. The Wildwood enters Forest Park proper when it crosses West Burnside St. at about mile 3.

Flora & Fauna

In the spring, hillsides sparkle with trilliums amidst the sword ferns; hundreds of other kinds of flowers and shrubs bloom during the year.

Forest Park itself plays host to hundreds of mammalian species: more than 100 kinds of birds have been seen in the Park!

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Jul 18, 2019
Christa Peters-Lidard
Nice view at Pittock Mansion 2.5mi — 1h 30m
Jul 7, 2019
Brian Clark
Jul 1, 2019
Tom Vail
Trail Closed
Jun 22, 2019
Michael Caltabiano
Jun 1, 2019
Kellie Petruzzelli
1h 30m
May 24, 2019
T J
Apr 20, 2019
D. Beckstrand
Jan 27, 2019
D. Beckstrand

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