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Lower MacLeay Trail

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Dog Parks, Hiking Trails, Trees & Scenery, Healthy/Active, Historical, Adventurous, Green
Lower Macleay Trail, Portland, OR

Activity Overview

Experience panoramic views of Portland in this adventurous hike on the lower Macleay trail. It is a very family friendly trail, children won't find it difficult to walk on. Hikers follow this 3.9 miles long trail to the Pittock Mansion, and get to explore the grounds, views of Portland from over a 1,000 feet, and spot wildlife on their way. Families can park their vehicles at the Macleay park. A great nature get-away from the city's hustle and bustle right in the middle of the city.

Things to Do

  • Start your hike with your children at the lower Macleay trail, after covering about 1/4 miles, you'll come across a charming old stone house that children will love to explore. The hiking trail is pretty flat and it is not difficult to walk on.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the forest and woodland on the wild wood trail, just keep following directions and walk up to the wild wood trail, the hike to this part of the trail could be a bit steep for kids. Explore nature and enjoy bird watching on your hike along the wild wood trail.
  • Reach up to the Pittock Mansion, you can visit the mansion if it's opened, otherwise enjoy the panoramic views of Portland from the top.
  • You can bring your dogs to the hiking trail.
  • The trail is perfect for hiking year-round, even on rainy days.
  • Restrooms are available at Macleay park.
  • The trail is quite busy and crowded on weekends.

Lower Macleay Trail Insider Tips

  • The trail is stroller accessible.
  • Many off-leash dogs can be found at the trail, you must keep an eye on your kids.
  • Bringing snacks on this trail should be avoided.
  • Don't forget to bring water, and wear good walking shoes.

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