Powell Butte Nature Park

A little out of the way (by which I mean towards Gresham), Powell Butte offers some great trails through varied scenery and a wonderful view of Mount Hood.

Open

Fall: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM (Labor Day until switch to Pacific Standard Time)
Winter: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM (until switch to Daylight Savings Time)
Spring: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM (until Memorial Day)
Summer: 7:00 AM-10:00 PM (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

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A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park

Notes

While the construction continues at Powell Butte, refer to this page from the City to know which paths and parking lots may be effected.

Pros

  • An unusual mixture of rugged, open heath and woodland to explore.
  • A great view of Mount Hood (and even more distant peaks) on clear days.
  • Plenty of parking. Restrooms.

Cons

  • Not actually as surreal as some of my photos suggest – ¬†it seems I got a bit carried away there.

In the area

  • I recommend driving through¬†Best Baguette on 83rd and Powell to pick up a picnic on the way.

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First posted: April 18, 2011; last updated: April 17, 2014.

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A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park
A photograph taken at Powell Butte Nature Park

16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland [Google map].

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