We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Joseph Wood Hill Park

Review Highlights
Beautiful View

I visited this area over the Christmas holiday. I am a photographer from Kentucky and choose this... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Michelle N
via mobile
Beautiful Views

On our first day in Portland, our daughter took us to Rocky Butte park. The road to the summit is... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Silver Spring, Maryland
Read all 18 reviews
All photos (23)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good57%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“stone steps”(2 reviews)
“walk up”(2 reviews)
“butte”(7 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Northeast Rocky Butte Road, Portland, OR 97220
+1 503-823-7529
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Portland
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$99.00
More Info
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$79.00
More Info
Reviews (18)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stone steps walk up butte summit castle structure tunnel height scenery mountains picnic hood
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2018

J.W. Hill Park on the Rocky Butte offers nice views to the north (Mt. St. Helens direction). Unfortunately you cannot see the city center from here.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This place is commonly known as Rocky Butte. I've been here about three times. It does offer great views. However, I would advise that during the summer, to bring a large amount of bug spray, as the mosquitos here will eat you to death. During...More

Thank Erica I
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I visited this area over the Christmas holiday. I am a photographer from Kentucky and choose this location to capture a beautiful moutain sunrise. The area had just had freezing rain and temperatures for the two nights before, this called for careful driving to get...More

Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I've visited the Rocky Butte at Joseph Wood Hill Park during several trips to Portland. It's not a "must see" hugely advertised place, but I love it. You drive up a long winding road, go through a really interesting tunnel and lovely residential areas, then...More

Thank mich-noto
Reviewed 10 July 2017

On our first day in Portland, our daughter took us to Rocky Butte park. The road to the summit is filled with lovely houses which seem to be balanced on beams. We went on a weekday & there were only a few people visiting. Parking...More

Thank Tonihoney
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Joseph Wood Hill Park is perched on top of Rocky Butte– one of four volcanic cinder cones inside the city of Portland, Oregon. Each one having its own city park. The highest point of Rocky Butte is 612-feet. And there is a rotating beacon at...More

2  Thank RSNN
Reviewed 4 November 2016

the park has two names, joseph wood hill park and rocky butte natural area. it's an easy drive and always easy parking and the views are great. from the west side of the park you see the city skyline, and from the east side you...More

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The view was good - a hair short of spectacular. But the real letdown was groups of loud, obnoxious teenagers drinking, smoking, and playing music. I'm not sure if it's like this most nights, but this visit felt like a letdown. I'll have to revisit...More

Thank _jakevanwinkle
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

My son loves this viewpoint. It's special due to the unique castle like structure on top. The views of the north are the best in town, but southern views aren't as great, being blocked by trees.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 29 March 2015

If you want the best views of Portland and the River and Moutains, you must come up here, the views are 2nd to none, even better on a clear day. Big long stairs at the front but a ramp to walk up if you park...More

1  Thank KJ9000
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 146 nearby hotels
States Motel Portland
1 review
.53 miles away
Madison Suites Motel
6 reviews
.68 miles away
Evergreen Inn & Suites Portland Airport
163 reviews
.73 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham Portland Central
250 reviews
.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,811 nearby restaurants
Pho Oregon Restaurant
37 reviews
.56 miles away
Mekong Bistro
31 reviews
.53 miles away
17 reviews
.75 miles away
Lanvin French Bakery
5 reviews
.56 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,034 nearby attractions
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
4,598 reviews
.63 miles away
A Great Oregon Wine Tour
530 reviews
.51 miles away
Great Oregon Tours
17 reviews
.51 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
26 December 2017|
Response from mich-noto | Reviewed this property |
There are steps on one side of the approach to the park, but I'm pretty sure that there is another approach on the other side that is more like a long ramp. I'm not sure if it's paved, though.