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Powell Butte Loop

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Length


3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


378' 115 m

Ascent

-378' -115 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

627' 191 m

High

335' 102 m

Low

Shared By Jordan Smart

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A nice, forested loop hike with 360-degree views of the surrounding Portland area.

Jordan Smart

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

A charming clockwise hike from the open grasses atop the butte down into the tress along the western border. There are plenty of fields, mountains, woods, animals, and birds to look at along the way.

Description

This route starts and ends at the visitor center. The first section is paved, but that quickly gives way to singletrack as you climb on the Wildhorse Trail. Upon reaching the summit, you take a right on Summit Lane (an easy gravel path) which features great views of the mountains to the east and the city of Portland to the west.

Turn left on the Douglas Fir Trail and quickly descend into the forest on the sides of the butte. Using the connectors Cedar Grove Trail and Elderberry Trail you can wind through the forest on the sides of the butte, eventually climbing up to Pipeline Lane, a wide gravel road that takes you back the Park Center Trail and Mountain View Trail near the visitor center.

Flora & Fauna

You can expect to see birds of all kinds (keep a look out for raptors on top of the butte) as well as deer and rabbits in the forest.

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Sep 30, 2018
Greg Smith
3.3mi — 1h 00m
Jan 1, 2018
Nicole E
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Jul 9, 2017
Dan Damkoehler
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May 10, 2017
Kristina Watkins
May 8, 2017
Kristina Watkins
Apr 30, 2017
Chris P
3.5mi
Apr 30, 2017
Ali Limon
Apr 29, 2017
Felipe Serrano-Mercado
3mi

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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  3.8 from 4 votes
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