Forest Park Guide: The Best Hikes
- Easy/see map T2/Hike #1. This wide-open, gently rolling double-track path leads to a grassy knoll with sweeping vistas of Mounts St.
- Lower Maple Trail loop.
- Firelane 12.
- Maple Trail.
- Call it Forest Park’s last frontier.
- Audubon Sanctuary Easy /see map F4/Hike #20.
- Firelane 7.
- Firelane 9 Loop.
- 1 Can you hike in Forest Park?
- 2 Where can you go Forest Park?
- 3 How long is the trail at Forest Park?
- 4 How many trails are in Forest Park?
- 5 Is Hoyt Arboretum free?
- 6 Is Pittock Mansion hike open?
- 7 Is Forest Park bigger than Central Park?
- 8 How do I get from downtown Portland to Forest Park?
- 9 How long is the Pittock Mansion hike?
- 10 How long is the Bay Area Ridge trail?
- 11 Is Forest Park Chicago Safe?
- 12 Where does the Wildwood Trail start?
- 13 How big is Forest Park Portland?
Can you hike in Forest Park?
Forest Park’s numerous trails wind through native hardwood (oak-hickory) forest and kettle ponds. This trail will lead you through a 2.4 mile adventurous hike along the perimeter of the forest. Check out our Forest Park Trails page for a map featuring entrances and directions to scenic locations.
Where can you go Forest Park?
From world-class cultural institutions to beautiful natural and recreational areas, Forest Park has something special in store for you, your friends and your family.
- Missouri History Museum.
- The Muny (outdoor musical theatre)
- Saint Louis Art Museum.
- Saint Louis Science Center and James S.
- Saint Louis Zoo.
How long is the trail at Forest Park?
In Forest Park, the trail is 3.5 miles long.
How many trails are in Forest Park?
Ready for some activity? There are 41 moderate trails in Forest Park ranging from 2 to 13.5 miles and from 55 to 1,082 feet above sea level.
Is Hoyt Arboretum free?
Hoyt Arboretum’s grounds are open from 5am to 10pm daily. There is no admission fee to visit the Arboretum. Face masks are required outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. The Visitor Center is located at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221.
Is Pittock Mansion hike open?
No fee or permit is required to hike in Forest Park to Pittock Mansion. The mansion is open daily for tours (except holidays).
Is Forest Park bigger than Central Park?
Forest Park, officially opened to the public on June 24, 1876, is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. At around 1,300 acres it is bigger than Central Park in New York. Today Forest Park attracts more than 12 million visitors a year.
How do I get from downtown Portland to Forest Park?
Bus Lines: The 16, the 77, 20, and 63 Next, there is a bus 16 that goes from downtown Portland (SW Oak & 1st) down Saint Helens Road to Sauvie Island. From bus 16, you can access Fire Lane 1, Lower Saltzman, and Ridge Trail. There is also the Linnton Trail loop and BPA Road, a 3-minute walk from the trailhead.
How long is the Pittock Mansion hike?
Pittock Mansion via Upper Macleay and Wildwood Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Portland, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.
How long is the Bay Area Ridge trail?
The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a continuous 550-mile multi-use loop that circles the highest and often most scenic points around San Francisco Bay. Currently, 340 miles of the loop is open to the public, including the 2.5-mile section that passes through the Presidio.
Is Forest Park Chicago Safe?
With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Forest Park has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22.
Where does the Wildwood Trail start?
The Wildwood Trail starts at the Vietnam Memorial adjacent to the Oregon Zoo and World Forestry Center and circles uphill through Washington Park. You’ll need a map because Wildwood winds through crossing trails that will take you to beautiful spots — and get you completely off track.
How big is Forest Park Portland?