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33 acres in Forest Park free of invasive vines - May 24, 2012

By David Nguyen

 

We’d received some great news today.  33 acres in Portland Parks & Recreation's Forest Park is now free of the invasive, tree killing vines thanks to enormous contributions of our partners at West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Forest Park Conservancy and their volunteers!

 

The 5000 acres Forest Park features 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 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.


33 acres in Forest Park free of invasive, tree-killing vines, conservation district says

The Oregonian, May 22