Trails


Trails Near and Far with PRC’s Phil Orlowski

Ape Canyon

46.16534838693173, -122.09219617769122

Up-close views of Mt. St. Helens.


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Banks-Vernonia State Trail

45.698468242328275, -123.18380436860025

The Buxton trailhead is a great place to start a run on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.


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Barlow Road

45.28282488833412, -121.68462362140417

Starting point for a run on Barlow Road, part of the old Oregon Trail.


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Crown Zellerbach Trail

45.82481492026261, -122.97325305640697

Best place to start a run on the Crown Zellerbach Trail: Scappoose-Vernonia HWY & Chapman Grange Road


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Deschutes River Trail

43.99708173021988, -121.38522503664717

Start here to take the Deschutes River Trail to Sunriver and back.


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Eagle Creek Trail

45.63682852400543, -121.9197353348136

Eagle Creek Trail run, 4–12 miles.


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Forest Park Trails

45.538801458464725, -122.72579278796911

5,100 wooded acres, 60 miles of trails, all in the heart of the city—the best of Portland!


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Frog Lake & Twin Lakes Loop

45.2291559790687, -121.69984004460275

Pick up the PCT at the Frog Lake Sno-Park.


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Gales Creek Trail

45.64293452994472, -123.35999574512243

Gales Creek trailhead, adjacent to the campground.


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Klickitat Trail

45.697299261522396, -121.28973028622568

Klickitat Trail from Lyle to Goldendale.


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Lewis River Trail

46.062147342565076, -121.96611575782299

Best place to start a run on the Lewis River Trail.


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Magness Tree Farm

45.29529381577352,-122.85250034183264

Magness Memorial Tree Farm is a hidden gem for trail runners.


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McKenzie River Trail

44.17747019179607, -122.13445706292987

Western terminus of the 26-mile McKenzie River Trail.


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McNeil Point Trail

45.4074,-121.7856

McNeil Point Trailhead


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Moulton Falls

45.83766409079389, -122.43464729748666

Start of the Moulton Falls Trail.


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Neahkanie Mountain and Nehalem Bay

45.738370396703786, -123.94128961488605

Start here for a run up Neahkanie Mountain in Manzanita. Great coastal views.


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Powell Butte

45.4910087409804, -122.49544224701822

Trails abound in Powell Butte Nature Park.


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Reed College Trails

45.48257802704541, -122.63230171054602

Reed College trails: the "track" and the canyon.


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Rocky Butte

45.54444807894042, -122.57908425293863

Glenhave Park, start of your run up Rocky Butte.


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Salmon River Trail

45.33044016869447, -121.9519810192287

One of two Salmon River trailheads.


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Sandy River Delta

45.54621052026594, -122.37427320331335

Starting point for a run on the trails at the Sandy River Delta.


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Silver Falls State Park

44.873968936220386, -122.65179365873337

Multiple trail runs in Silver Falls State Park.


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Siouxon Creek Trail

45.94663700005437,-122.17743091285229

Siouxon Creek Trailhead


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Special: Three Days on the Rogue River

42.51836281668554, -123.4246963262558

Merlin, OR: Start of three-day trek on the Rogue River.


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Springwater Corridor East (Unpaved)

45.46031700547099, -122.388247679919

Start of the unpaved east end of the Springwater Corridor.


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Timothy Lake

45.14795674814523, -121.74775762483478

Park at the Little Crater Lake campground to start your run around Timothy Lake.


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Tryon Creek State Park

45.44210874993954, -122.67495956271887

At 650 acres, our only State Park in a metro area. Forest Park's li'l' brother boasts 14 miles of trails.


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Washougal Dike Trail

45.57594214070219, -122.354939840734

Pick up the Washougal Dike Trail at Steamboat Landing.


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Weyerhauser Road

44.03968703405531, -122.92802028357983

An abandoned log-hauling road in Springfield makes for an interesting run.


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Wilson River Trail

45.60871457108543, -123.4664206020534

Elk Creek Campground, easy starting point for a trail run on the Wilson River Trail


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Portland Running Company’s Phil Orlowski has run many of the local trails we wish we knew more about. First click on the name of a trail above and then click “read about this run” to read Phil’s (or occasional guest writer’s) review. Email Phil with comments or questions: [email protected].

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