Run Along Waterfront Park
Oregon › Tom McCall Waterfront Loop
Added by The Outbound Collective
- A quick urban run that makes you forget you're in the city
- Fun scenery and people along the Willamette River
- It’s an easy 2.6 mile loop
Looking for a quick run along the water in the heart of Portland? Look no further. This relatively flat 2.6 mile loop runs right along the Willamette and features great views of the city’s bridges, river, the downtown skyline, and all of the fun people enjoying this urban park.
From the Salmon Street Springs fountain, follow the river path north through Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Take the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River. Follow the river path south, passing over the floating Eastbank Esplanade. Turn right on Hawthorne Bridge and return to the start.
There are a good number of festivals and concerts in this area, and it can get a bit crowded during lunch on a nice sunny day, so keep that in mind when you plan your next run and enjoy the scenery.
- Running shoes
- Running gear
- Cash/card for a post-run snack
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