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Seattle Times features Forest Park - January 13, 2012

 By David Nguyen

 

Portland largest park, and one of the largest urban forests in the nation, Forest Park was featured in The Seattle Times' Outdoor section on Wednesday.

 

Forest Park is a 5,000-acre natural area with an impressive trail system featuring 70+ miles of trails, fire lanes and gravel roads, providing excellent opportunities for hiking, walking, running, and simply escaping the urban atmosphere.

 

The park’s 30.2-mile long Wildwood Trail is a part of the region’s 40-Mile Loop system that links Forest Park to pedestrian and other routes along the Columbia River to Gresham, to Southeast Portland, along the Willamette Greenway, and back to the Marquam Trail in Southwest Portland.

 

To help you find your way to various trailheads, there's a handy google map with info on 17 of Forest Park's most popular trailheads. Follow the link to view the overview map and/or generate driving directions to any of the trailheads.

 

Photo courtesy Bike Portland