HIKES BY AREA: Urban Hikes in Portland

February 23, 2017

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Almost every day, I go on a long walk with my dog, Astrid. I’m lucky to live close to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, so when I go on a 4 mile walk from my house, 2 of those miles are on trails.

May 6, 2014

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

This garden is about 1-1/2 miles from┬ámy home, so it’s nice to go for a long walk and then meander through the garden, especially in the spring when the shrubs are blooming.

January 19, 2014

Hoyt Arboretum

Washington Park’s Hoyt Arboretum is located in the hills above downtown Portland. With 12 miles of hiking trails, it’s a great place for a nature walk within the city limits.

August 12, 2012

Bridge Pedal 2012

A bike ride across six of Portland’s bridges during the BridgePedal event.

January 3, 2010

Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is beautiful in all seasons. In the winter, you can see the structure of the trees without leaves and there is more moss and bright green color throughout.

January 3, 2010

Hoyt Arboretum

Located in the West Hills above downtown Portland, Hoyt Arboretum has many nice trails to pick from.