Tag Archives: Forest Park

Trek #40: Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

While hosting my friend Ryan in town, I wanted to give him a classic Portland hiking experience culminating in lovely views. I’ve done this 5 mile, 900 ft. elevation gain hike only once before, just weeks after moving to Oregon. … Continue reading

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Trek #32: Forest Park – Maple Trail (partial)

I was drawn to hiking Forest Park’s Maple Trail in autumn at the suggestion of my friend Adam who wrote an article about about this trail several years ago. Maple trees are a staple of my New England upbringing, and … Continue reading

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Trek #16: Balch Creek Canyon

There’s no end to my vast love for Forest Park. I was pleasantly surprised the other day when my friend Lauren wanted to see if I was interested in joining her on a hike. Due to both of our schedules, … Continue reading

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Trek #13: Wild Cherry –> Wildwood –> Alder –> Leif Erickson Loop

I will start this entry by saying I’m quite proud of myself for this Forest Park loop today. Not only is it the furthest solo hike I’ve done yet (5 miles) but I was able to navigate this web of … Continue reading

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Trek #6: Wild Cherry Trail

The Wild Cherry Trail was a rather spontaneous trek.  Andrew and my friend Marissa and I decided to take a trek through Forest Park by entering through the Leif Erickson Trail, which you can get to by driving up NW … Continue reading

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Trek #5: Wildwood Trail

Considering the entire Wildwood trail is over 30 miles long, I will preface this post by saying I did not hike the entire thing. Far from it, considering I squeezed this one in before work one day.  At the suggestion … Continue reading

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