Portlandís Forest Park is the largest wooded city
park in the United States. Covering 5,000 plus acres, it provides a
hushed and peaceful environment of a varied and evolving forest
Overlooking the Willamette River, the Park
stretches for nearly eight miles along the northeast slope of the
Tualatin Mountains between NW Skyline Boulevard and NW St. Helens
Road. Forest Park is home to over 100 species of mammals: more than
100 kinds of birds have been seen in the Park. In the spring,
hillsides sparkle with trilliums amidst the sword ferns; hundreds of
other kinds of flowers and shrubs bloom during the year.
The Park offers enjoyment to hikers, bicyclists,
runner, and others who just enoy being outdoors in a forest
atmosphere. The 30+ mile long Wildwood Trail (a National
Recreational Trail) traverses the Park from the Vietnam Veteransí
Memorial in Hoyt Arboretum to Newberry Road. A total of more than 70
miles of interconnecting trails and lands provide opportunities for
circle hikes of varying lengths.
of Forest Park website for more information.