ElevationAscent: 407' 124 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 701' 214 m
Low: 295' 90 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)
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“This trail is mostly a straight uphill climb that offers great views and ample blackberries.”— Forest Park Conservancy
Built along a powerline corridor, Firelane 4 takes you straight up the hill, alongside tall flowing grasses, delicate flowers, and blackberry canes bent under the weight of their fruit. The forest in this area is dominated by deciduous big leaf maple and red alder, however, there is one lovely douglas fir tree about 3/4 of the way up that offers a nice, shady rest stop along the trail.
If working your way uphill on Firelane 4, remember to turn around periodically and catch a glimpse of the eastward view. Lower down on the trail you can get a clear view of the Willamette River, and the higher up you climb, the more you can see of North Portland on the other side. If the day is clear and not too hazy, you'll be able to catch a wonderful glimpse of the Cascade Mountain Range in the distance.
The brush rabbits have been known to dart across your path between the thickets, and the coyotes leave their mark in the form of berry-full scat on the trail.