Forest Park

2.20 out of 5
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About this trail
An abundance of wildlife (more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species) can be found in Forest Park. With its massive tree canopy and substantial undergrowth, the park serves as a natural air purifier, water collector, and erosion controller. The 30-mile Wildwood Trail in Forest Park is part of the region's 40-Mile Loop system that links Forest Park to pedestrian and trail routes along the Columbia River to Gresham, through southeast Portland, along the Willamette Greenway, and back to the Marquam Trail in southwest Portland. A landmark on the trail is the Stone House. This structure was built in the mid-1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as a public restroom. The infamous Columbus Day storm on October 12, 1962, took out the water line. Because the structure had been heavily vandalized over the years, the decision was made to gut the building rather than embark on costly repairs. It remains as a favorite spot to rest along the trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Forest Park - Leif Erikson Drive
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Bunny Hop

March 7, 2015
Heidenh Bunny Hop  
Review: On a day where we had our bikes packed up, but couldn't decide where to go. We wanted to try somewhere new. We didn't have a map, just winged it. 15 mins in, we got onto the wrong trail and got furiously yelled at by some lady whom took our pictures for reasons we couldn't decipher. Trying our best to be polite and walk our bikes off and head somewhere else, she wouldn't let up and wouldn't calm down on our extreme 'illegal' offense. Even after suggesting us to bike on the highway. She continued to pout how bikes are dangerous to hikers. Yea, okay, sure, cars and bikes are a safer combination then bikes and hikers. However, these routes of hard pack which we briefly experienced were so nicely made for some nice mountain biking. It could have made such a nice day! Never the less, don't even try this place! If you do find a trail for bikes, you'll take a turn while having too much fun(this isn't allowed) and be fronted by the picky Oregonians who won't take an apology seriously.


March 15, 2014
dgh911t Gramcounter  
Review: Fire roads and super steep singletrack. So so

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