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Good Outdoor Urban Adventure

This hike is a great way to get moderate exercise, spend some time outdoors, and explore Portland's... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Doug S
Escondido, California
Great way to experience Portland

I've done this hike/experience 3 times now. Each time I took a different path for the hike... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

This hike is a great way to get moderate exercise, spend some time outdoors, and explore Portland's transit options. I strongly recommend viewing an online map first, so you know you're on-course. There is signage, but you have to look for it. I started from...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This trail and it's lookout from Council Crest reminds me of the hike through San Francisco's Sutro Forest, above UCSF down to the Haight, and Telegraph Hill's summit at the base of Coit Tower. Like the first one, while being a lot greener in early...More

1  Thank gryphonisle
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I've done this hike/experience 3 times now. Each time I took a different path for the hike. Finally got it right the 3rd time. Once you get to Council Crest park wind around to the signage a the top. Following the correct path make it...More

1  Thank RN4
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We just hiked the trail portion of the loop. We paid $8 to park all day at the Oregon Zoo. We had to cross the highway to get on the trail. The trail itself started off at a slow incline and then steady switch backs...More

Thank D. W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We heard about the 4 T Trail from friends. For the most part the trail was well marked with the first mile being pretty steep (if you start at the zoo). We couldn't figure out how to find the tram and ended up back on...More

1  Thank YorbaLindaStar
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This hike is always fun to try even in the winter. As an urban hike it makes a day in the city an adventure that can include some trails and shopping. It can be as long as you want if you wander in Portland or...More

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I can't think of a better intro to Portland. The circuit gives a great feel for the city. This was our third trip so we'd already had many rides on the Max and street car, and we learned the hard way that Washington Park is...More

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Thank Keith R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This trail is advertised as a family friendly activity....I'm not so sure I would take my kids on it. My husband and I decided to do this trail on our last full day in Portland. It was definitely a work out. The trail is pretty...More

Thank Smileyshel
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I walked the 4-T trail with friends who will soon be doing the Camino in Spain. It's a great conditioning hike -- and all 4 of us aged 68 to 75 really enjoyed it. A very easy light rail stop to the zoo, down hill...More

1  Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 20 July 2017

4-T Trail refers to the Train, Trail, Tram and Streetcar (Trolley) in downtown and the West Hills. Put on good walking shoes. You can start at any of the four "T's" but living downtown, we started at the MAX stop at SW 10th Street and...More

2  Thank Gary K
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Shannon D
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Response from Maurie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Probably clockwise is less elevation gain and more downhill. We did it counter clockwise. It really is not strenuous. We finished the circuit in 2 hrs and that was taking our time and stopping for many photos.