Powell Butte boasts over nine miles of trails offer hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities. Trails are closed to bicycles and horses during wet conditions.
The proposed Lake Oswego to Portland Active Transportation Corridor has the opportunity to provide numerous connections to trail systems and the existing bicycle-pedestrian network in Portland and Lake Oswego.
Once the private home of the Portland pioneer Pittock family, this 22-room house commands a breath-taking view of five mountains in the Cascade Range.
The 3.5-mile Peninsula Crossing Trail crosses the North Portland peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The pedestrian and bike path connects urban neighborhoods to workplaces, schools and regionally significant natural areas -- Willamette Cove on the south and Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area on the north. There are a number of art pieces along the trail that were installed through the One Percent for the Arts public art program, and include seats carved out of Columbia River Basalt on the railheads.
Zigzagging its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) boasts the greatest elevation changes of any of America's National Scenic Trails, allowing it to pass through six out of seven of North America's ecozones including high and low desert, old-growth forest and artic-alpine country. Indeed, the PCT is a trail of diversity and extremes. From scorching desert valleys in Southern California to rain forests in the Pacific Northwest, the PCT offers hikers and equestrians a unique, varied experience.
Located within the wild and scenic Sandy River Gorge, Oxbow Regional Park offers rare access to many of the region's natural wonders while providing a variety of unique recreational opportunities. The river draws swimmers, rafters, kayakers and drift boats carrying anglers.