Portland: West Linn Wilderness Trail

Hike or run 3 miles into a thick forest of pines, ferns, and firs within The Nature Conservancy's Wilderness Park, which is nestled on the suburban outskirts of the city.
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Hike or run 3 miles into a thick forest of pines, ferns, and firs within The Nature Conservancy's Wilderness Park, which is nestled on the suburban outskirts of the city.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 2.4

Waypoints

WLW001

Location: 45.3668212890625, -122.623847961426

Trail heads S behind a large Wilderness Park sign

WLW002

Location: 45.3662185668945, -122.623413085938

Keep straight; climb trail through a thick fern understory

WLW003

Location: 45.3641319274902, -122.623497009277

Bear R @ 3 way ; trail enters a brushy meadow

WLW004

Location: 45.3636016845703, -122.624633789062

Straight @ 4-way; thick canopy of maples, scrubby pines

WLW005

Location: 45.3630485534668, -122.626235961914

Swing R @ Y ; climb ahead often muddy during rainy season

WLW006

Location: 45.3660659790039, -122.626335144043

Trail tops out; turn R @ T

WLW007

Location: 45.3664016723633, -122.625564575195

Veer R @ Y, heading downhill; stay off wooden stairs

WLW008

Location: 45.3645210266113, -122.624168395996

L @ T; follow wooded ridge, then drop quickly

WLW009

Location: 45.3667297363281, -122.62361907959

Swing R, then cross road; trail continues on R; deer often forage for food at dusk near here

WLW010

Location: 45.362678527832, -122.623016357422

Bird's-eye view of forest and nearby towns from exposed cliff; return to trailhead