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Wildwood Trail - National Recreation Trail

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 4.6 (25) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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29.4

Miles

47.3

KM

Point to Point

951' 290 m

High

297' 91 m

Low

2,345' 715 m

Up

2,425' 739 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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!

Contacts

Shared By:

Forest Park Conservancy with improvements by Karl W

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  4.6 from 25 votes

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Photos

Taking in the view of St. Helens and Rainier from just off the Wildwood Trail in Washington Park. Bill Cunningham Photo
Aug 25, 2015 near West Ha…, OR
A couple start up the Birch Trail after leaving the Wildwood.
Oct 28, 2015 near West Haven, OR
A beautiful, gnarled tree seen along the Wildwood Trail.
Nov 6, 2015 near Cedar Mill, OR
A group of hikers stop on a bridge over Balch Creek to take pictures. Bill Cunningham Photo
Aug 25, 2015 near West Haven, OR
Easy stroll through towering trees!
Aug 19, 2016 near Portland, OR
A woman hikes the Wildwood Trail at the point it intersects with Fir Lane 1, which can be seen in the upper right. The are is very family-friendly as it has easy excess to a wide clearing with picnic tables.
Nov 19, 2015 near West Haven, OR

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Jul 18, 2020
J L
around Newton rd 3.3mi
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