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Forest Park: The Urban Hiking tour

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Stop At: Forest Park, Portland, OR 97231, 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 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
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Departure Point
1: Clearing Cafe, 2772 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210, USA
2: Fehrenbacher Hof, 1225 SW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
1: International Rose Test Garden, Portland, OR 97205, USA
2: Clearing Cafe, 2772 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210, USA
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water - We'll bring along extra water, but you're encouraged to bring your own bottle! Portland's tap water is delicious.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (always appreciated)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! Even in the rain it was just beautiful! I learned so much about the history of the area and got a great workout on top of it! Thanks so much!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

I've only been in Oregon a couple of years, so taking a guided tour of Forest Park with Sarah from Around Portland Tours seemed like a great way to explore. Sarah greeted me at a local coffee shop, and after a short walk through the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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storycycle, Manager at Around Portland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was truly a pleasure hiking with the two of you and taking a little different route than usual. I loved learning from you as well -- you are such consummate birders! -- I can't wait to share my new knowledge with other tour guests!...More

Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

I’m from Portland, but I moved away for 25 years and could not remember the last time I was in Forest Park. I decided to see the space through the eyes of a guide and I’m so glad I did! I met up with the...More

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storycycle, Manager at Around Portland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh, it was so much fun hiking and chatting with you, and I'm so glad you mentioned early in the hike that you had always loved the houses in the neighborhood. It gave me a chance to devise a little different route that let us...More

Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

There’s nothing quite like seeing my home environs through someone else’s eyes, and the itinerary of this tour is deserving of this company’s insider attention for both locals and travelers. On this tour I experienced some of my city’s greatest hits in a whole new...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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storycycle, Manager at Around Portland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Merry, it was so great to be able to spend time with you in the forest! Your herbal knowledge added so much to the tour. It's always a pleasure to interact with guests who have so much to bring with them. I hope we'll be...More

Reviewed 28 August 2019

This was one of the most unique and amazing tours I have ever taken. We walked through the glorious 5 thousand acre Forest Park in Oregon. Walking next to beautiful foliage with our guides Edwin and Sarah giving us details about the flora and fauna...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Crystal P
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