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greenBlue Wildwood Trail - National Recreation Trail

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29.7 mile 47.8 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,376' 724 m
Descent: -2,451' -747 m
High: 936' 285 m
Low: 342' 104 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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All Clear 54 days ago See History
Some Mud - A few muddy spots, with a few more in the less traveled mid section.

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

Forest Park Conservancy

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Pedestrians only.

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Runner Notes

This is an excellent quality hard packed trail. If you are planning a through run, starting at the south end is preferable. That way, you get the hardest climbing out of the way at the beginning and you avoid the potential crowds in the arboretum and around Pittock Mansion on nicer days.

For support, plan on caches at 53rd (mile 9) and Germantown Rd (Mile 24.5).

Parking at the beginning is in a pay lot right at the Vietnam War Memorial or for free just up the hill by the arboretum.

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 run 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!

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Mar 23, 2019
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Jul 27, 2018
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Jul 7, 2018
Nicholas Keast
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May 26, 2018
Ryan Rodrigues
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Feb 1, 2018
Rael Dornfest
Jul 3, 2017
George Eapen
Got lost a couple of times in the first 4 miles 20mi
Jul 2, 2017
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  4.5 from 22 votes

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