Getting There

Forest Park stretches from Southeast to Northwest Portland, covering more than seven miles of the eastern slope of the Tualatin Mountains from Washington Park to the Multnomah Channel. We've developed the following map to help you find your way to some of Forest Park's more accessible trailheads. Click on any of the blue pins below to view additional details or to generate custom driving, biking or public transit directions. 

View Forest Park Trailheads in a larger map.

Updates on Current Trail Conditions

The Conservancy's crew regularly monitors trail conditions and works with Portland Parks & Recreation year-round to ensure the safety and stability of all the soft-surface trails in Forest Park. We update this page as we learn of trail closures and other information on trail conditions. Another source of information on trail conditions is the Portland Parks & Recreation website.

Wayfinding on the Wildwood Trail and Leif Erikson Drive

The Wildwood Trail, designated by the Secretary of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail, meanders for 30.2 breathtaking miles, from the southern end of the trail at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. Starting at the Vietnam Memorial/Oregon Zoo, the trail is marked every quarter-mile by blue, diamond-shaped blazes stenciled onto trees about six feet from the ground. The mile markers are located approximately two feet above the blue diamond, and show the distance from the Zoo/Vietnam Memorial trailhead. The Wildwood enters Forest Park proper when it crosses West Burnside St. at about Mile 3.

Leif Erikson Drive, once a road traveled by automobiles and now a wide forest trail, extends 11.2 miles from the NW Thurman St. trailhead to NW Germantown Road. Mileage on Leif Erikson is marked by white concrete posts on the right side of the trail as you travel north from Thurman to Germantown Rd., and show the distance in miles from the NW Thurman St. gate.

Maps of Forest Park

Once you get to the trailhead, you will want a map to help you find your way through the 80+ miles of trails, firelanes and forest roads inside the park. The Conservancy recommends four terrific resources, all of which are available through our online store, at our Northwest Portland location, and at area retailers. Current members of the Conservancy receive a 20% discount on all these items when purchased directly from FPC.