Audubon Society of Portland

Stunning little trails just minutes from the city provide an excellent introduction to the forest and its habitat for little hikers.

2
hours of fun

Open

Trails are open dawn to dusk everyday. Nature store open 10am-6pm most days.

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Pros

  • The prettiest parcel of Forest Park, including the most impressive old growth trees.
  • Short, picturesque, child friendly trails, dotted with wooden structures (steps, bridges, fences, decks) that create a fairy tale atmosphere.
  • Expert volunteers and a small visitor center provide educational opportunities – including the chance to meet Aristophanes, the massively expensive raven.

Cons

  • Can get a little busy (it’s probably the most actively used corner of Forest Park).

in the area

You can walk here from the Macleay Trail or the Pittock Mansion. Nob Hill and Washington Park are close by.

if you like this…

There’s plenty more of Forest Park to explore, including Hoyt Arboretum, Macleay Trail¬†and Big Stump to name but three. In terms of its varied beauty and child friendliness, Tryon Creek is a very close match on a larger scale. The nearby World Forestry Center provides further educational opportunities on forest habitats.

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Posted: March 16, 2014.

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