Portland: Elk Meadows Loop

Escape the city grunge on this 5.5-mile loop past river views and 500-red Douglas firs in Oxbow Regional Park.
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Escape the city grunge on this 5.5-mile loop past river views and 500-red Douglas firs in Oxbow Regional Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.9

Waypoints

ORP001

Location: 45.5005989074707, -122.303482055664

Trailhead marked with hiker sign and letter A @ back of parking lot

ORP002

Location: 45.4925003051758, -122.308166503906

Bridges over small streams, deer frequently seen here

ORP003

Location: 45.4887161254883, -122.303001403809

R @ T, enter ancient forest

ORP004

Location: 45.4881172180176, -122.300300598145

Straight @ 3-way jct.

ORP005

Location: 45.4878616333008, -122.298767089844

R @ T onto slightly overgrown trail (trail has no name but is easy to follow)

ORP006

Location: 45.4872512817383, -122.294746398926

Straight @ 4-way near Elk Meadows, look for large-racked elk, bobcats, wildflowers in meadow to L

ORP007

Location: 45.4922828674316, -122.289733886719

R @ 4-way onto gravel fire road

ORP008

Location: 45.4909248352051, -122.295196533203

L @ Y

ORP009

Location: 45.4882164001465, -122.299018859863

R @ 3-way

ORP010

Location: 45.4891319274902, -122.29914855957

L @ T, trail follows river

ORP011

Location: 45.4898834228516, -122.306083679199

Cross road, R @ T, rejoin trail in ancient forest. Walk .9 mi. back to trailhead