Forest Park Urban Hiking Tour, Portland
Forest Park Urban Hiking Tour, Portland
Forest Park Urban Hiking Tour, Portland
Forest Park Urban Hiking Tour, Portland
Forest Park Urban Hiking Tour, Portland

Forest Park Urban Hiking Tour, Portland

  • 4.8 62 Reviews
  • 3 hours

  • 1 - 10 participants

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  • 850 Southwest Rose Garden Way, Portland, Oregon, United States

When tour guests asks us, "what one thing should I not miss in Portland," we pick the 5-mile (8-9 km) hike in Forest Park. No matter what the season, hiking in the park is entering another world right on the borders, and through the fabric, of the city.

We offer two daily departures, both with varied terrain and about 900 ft elevation gain. The classic hike is focused around a Northwest Portland experience, and ends at the International Rose Test Garden, the Forest Park Experience (9 a.m. to noon). We have limited 1:30 p.m. departures. We occasionally offer an afternoon hike that starts at Goose Hollow, weaves through the neighborhoods and up into the park, the Goose Hollow to the Forest (2:30 to 6:30 p.m.). Both pass iconic spots; Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion, and Witch's Castle; but take a different approach to the forest.

In Forest Park—within minutes leaving the street—you can forget, or wonder at the fact that you are still in a city.


  • Bottled water - We'll bring along extra water, but you're encouraged to bring your own bottle! Portland's tap water is delicious.

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  • 850 Southwest Rose Garden Way, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • 3229 Northwest Pittock Drive, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • 611 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • 2772 Northwest Thurman Street, Northwest Portland, OR, 97210, United States

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to 24 hours before the start of your event you will receive 100% refund


available daily

Not included

  • Gratuities (always appreciated)

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You can book at any time before the event


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Product description


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Forest Park, Portland, OR, USA

We'll make our way into Forest Park from the starting point, where we'll join the famous Wildwood Trail, a 43-mile long trail that has its origin over 110 years ago.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wildwood Trail, 4033 SW Canyon Rd (trailhead: World Forestry Center), Portland, OR 97221-2760

We'll continue traveling along the Wildwood Trail

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Witch's Castle, Lower Macleay Trail, Portland, OR 97210, USA

We'll visit the former rest stop known as the "Witch's Castle," and tell stories about the witches that do live here now.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210-5099

At the Pittock Mansion, we'll visit the grounds and see the expansive view of the city and the mountains surrounding it. We'll have a chance to eat some snacks in some of the city's prettiest public gardens.

Stop At: Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760

We'll cross Burnside and pass into Washington Park (in the afternoon, we'll reverse this and see Washington Park before Forest Park). Because of construction to a planned bridge over Burnside throughout summer and early fall 2019, our tour winds down through the NW Portland neighborhoods (with beautiful views of the city and mountains), and crosses Burnside at a light-metered crosswalk.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886

THE JAPANESE GARDEN HAS BEEN CLOSED PERIODICALLY THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC; please check with us about open hours. The trail through Washington Park passes right by the Japanese Garden; morning tour guests have an option of ending the tour here for afternoon tea and a stroll through the garden (admission not included).

Stop At: International Rose Test Garden, 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883

The Rose Garden will be the final stop of the morning tour, and the first stop of the afternoon tour; where we will most definitely stop and smell some of the 600 varieties of roses!

Duration: 15 minutes

Location on map

Meeting point

2772 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210, USA

Return details

SW Rose Garden Way & Sherwood, Portland, OR 97205, USA

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Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transportation

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Guides can accept cash or contactless payment for gratuities

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

4.8(62 Reviews)
May 30, 2023

Rowan was such a great guide and I had such a fun time exploring the forests, learning about the local plants and wildlife. He made this such a wonderful experience and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a solid hike while they're in Portland. This is especially great for solo travelers too who want to go hiking but prefer to have company!

May 17, 2023

Sarah was awesome. She provided us with a good mix of knowledge about local plants and history of the stars we walked through.

May 6, 2023

My tour guide, Rowan, was great. I learned so much about my surroundings on the hike and Rowan even answered other questions about Portland that I had. This was a great experience!

Apr 16, 2023

Rowan was knowledgable and friendly. It was a great nature hike. Enjoyed the historical stories of Portland.

Apr 11, 2023

This tour was so educational and amazing. Sarah is a fantastic guide who really knows her stuff! She pointed out so many things along the trail. We loved reaching the top at Pittock Mansion and looking at the view of Portland. This hike is perfect for anyone. It can be a bit strenuous at times on the climb up but very manageable. Absolutely loved it!

Nov 8, 2022

Beautiful park …incredible views and very safe place to hike ..the guide tour five star ..high Recommend to do whit the family

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