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46 mi 75 km of trail 3 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 14 Trails Intermediate Trails 18 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Large (about 5,000 acres) natural park in Portland with roughly 30 miles of dirt/gravel roads and 30 miles of trails. Most roads are open to bikes, while trails are generally only open to pedestrians. The following Forest Park roads are currently open to bicyclists: Leif Erikson Road, Saltzman Road, Springville Road, BPA Road, Newton Road, and Firelanes 1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 15 & Holman Lane (uphill only). All trails (except bit of Firelane 5 above Leif) and other roads in Forest Park are closed to bicycles.

Dogs are allowed on-leash.

Forest Park is a welcome large natural-feeling space in Portland, but was logged in Portland's early days so is largely second-growth and successional vegitation, not the big trees and open under-story that you'll find in an old-growth forest. It is also affected in many areas by invasive species including blackberry, ivy, and holly. Both roads and trails can be muddy in the wet times of year.

Visiting Tips

The roads are muddy during and immediately after rain. The main road, Leif Erikson Drive, can be crowded on nice weekend days near the Thurman Gate entrance, and there are many blind corners, so check your speed as appropriate.

For quality mountain biking you have to drive well out of Portland to the coast range, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, etc.

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1.0 mi 1.5 km
#1 Dogwood Trail
West Haven, OR
1.0 mi 1.5 km West Haven, OR
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0.5 mi 0.8 km
#2 Linnton Trail
Cedar Mill, OR
0.5 mi 0.8 km Cedar Mill, OR
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Cedar Mill, OR
1.5 mi 2.5 km Cedar Mill, OR
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Some Mud - extremely limited parking, quality trail, good amount of loose surface rocks.
10 days ago
3.4 mi 5.5 km
#4 Maple Trail
West Haven, OR
3.4 mi 5.5 km West Haven, OR
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Portland, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km Portland, OR
All Clear
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23 days ago
1.3 mi 2.1 km
#6 Ridge Trail
West Haven, OR
1.3 mi 2.1 km West Haven, OR
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Cedar Mill, OR
11.6 mi 18.6 km Cedar Mill, OR
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0.6 mi 0.9 km
#8 Hardesty Trail
Cedar Mill, OR
0.6 mi 0.9 km Cedar Mill, OR
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0.5 mi 0.8 km
#9 Chestnut Trail
West Haven, OR
0.5 mi 0.8 km West Haven, OR
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2.1 mi 3.5 km
#10 BPA Road
Oak Hills, OR
2.1 mi 3.5 km Oak Hills, OR
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#11 Holman Lane
Portland, OR
0.9 mi 1.5 km Portland, OR
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0.9 mi 1.4 km
#12 Nature Trail
West Haven, OR
0.9 mi 1.4 km West Haven, OR
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2.6 mi 4.2 km
#13 Firelane 1
West Haven, OR
2.6 mi 4.2 km West Haven, OR
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0.5 mi 0.9 km
#14 Firelane 4
West Haven, OR
0.5 mi 0.9 km West Haven, OR
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#15 Fire Lane 7
West Haven, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km West Haven, OR
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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#16 Tolinda Trail
West Haven, OR
0.7 mi 1.2 km West Haven, OR
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1.0 mi 1.7 km
#17 Firelane 2
West Haven, OR
1.0 mi 1.7 km West Haven, OR
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1.4 mi 2.3 km
#18 Firelane 10
Cedar Mill, OR
1.4 mi 2.3 km Cedar Mill, OR
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0.7 mi 1.1 km
#19 Waterline Trail
Cedar Mill, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km Cedar Mill, OR
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3.9 mi 6.2 km
#20 Saltzman Road
West Haven, OR
3.9 mi 6.2 km West Haven, OR
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1.4 mi 2.2 km
#21 Firelane 15
Oak Hills, OR
1.4 mi 2.2 km Oak Hills, OR
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0.6 mi 1.0 km
#22 Firelane 13
Cedar Mill, OR
0.6 mi 1.0 km Cedar Mill, OR
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#23 Wild Cherry Trail
Portland, OR
1.1 mi 1.7 km Portland, OR
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0.5 mi 0.9 km
#24 Firelane 9
West Haven, OR
0.5 mi 0.9 km West Haven, OR
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2.3 mi 3.7 km
#25 Newton Road
Cedar Mill, OR
2.3 mi 3.7 km Cedar Mill, OR
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1.0 mi 1.6 km
#26 Firelane 3
West Haven, OR
1.0 mi 1.6 km West Haven, OR
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0.8 mi 1.3 km
#27 Alder Trail
West Haven, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km West Haven, OR
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0.9 mi 1.4 km
#28 Firelane 5
West Haven, OR
0.9 mi 1.4 km West Haven, OR
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West Haven, OR
1.1 mi 1.7 km West Haven, OR
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