Wildwood Trail

September 10, 2019

Currently available: Free  Visit their site to learn more

America’s longest forested urban trail. Yes, at 30.2 miles, the Wildwood Trail takes hikers to the Portland, Oregon area from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. Designated as a National Recreation Trail, the trail is well marked with blue, diamond-shaped blazes and mileage markers posted every quarter-mile. Note that the majority of the elevation gain on this trail comes within the first 5 miles. Many of Portland’s popular sites are located along or close to the route such as the Oregon Zoo, the Hoyt Arboretum, and the World Forestry Center, the International Rose Test Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Pittock Mansion, and the Stone House, also known as the Witch’s Castle. You can challenge yourself and complete the Wildwood Trail in a day (a very long day!) or divide it up into several days for a leisurely escape from the otherwise busy urban area of Portland!