The Best Running in Portland

Looking for the best running in Portland? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Portland. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Portland

  • Portland, Oregon

    Run Along Waterfront Park

    4.5
    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 St...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Waterfront Bike Path to Springwater Corridor Path

    24.04 mi / 840 ft gain
    Waterfront Bike Path to Springwater Corridor Path is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Waterfront Bike Path to Kelly Point Park

    12.77 mi / 443 ft gain
    Waterfront Bike Path to Kelly Point Park is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Terwilliger Trail

    6.58 mi / 919 ft gain
    Terwilliger Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Run Along Terwilliger Blvd

    2.9
    5.2 mi
    This is really nice urban run that travels along Terwilliger Boulevard’s runner-friendly, extra-wide sidewalk. The tree-lined path and the expansive views along the route make this run. The views include downtown, the river, and our surrounding mountain ranges. During the fall, the trees explode ...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail

    3.17 mi / 856 ft gain
    Marquam Trail to Council Crest Hike Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Towhee Trail

    2.94 mi / 741 ft gain
    Towhee Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Explore Portland's Hoyt Arboretum

    12 mi
    Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species and educate visitors, Hoyt Arboretum is a 190-acre park in the forest above Portland's NW area. It's only 15 minutes from downtown! There are 12+ miles of trails to explore, my favorite is the Redwood Trail that takes you through towering redwoods an...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Hoyt Arboretum Trails

    1.4 mi / 148 ft gain
    Hoyt Arboretum Trails is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Wildwood and Redwood Trail Loop

    2.41 mi / 354 ft gain
    Wildwood and Redwood Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Pittock Mansion via Wildwood Trail

    6 mi / 843 ft gain
    Pittock Mansion via Wildwood Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Wildwood Trail

    29.83 mi / 5430 ft gain
    Wildwood Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Hike the Wildwood Trail

    5.0
    10 mi / 450 ft gain
    Take the train to Washington Park and hike through the arboretum. This will bypass a few miles of Wildwood Trail, but you won't miss much.In the arboretum, the trail twists and turns through the trees, will smaller trails jutting off to the sides, through other groups of trees (each trail is aptl...
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Balch Creek & Wildwood Trail

    4.94 mi / 846 ft gain
    Balch Creek & Wildwood Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Washington Park to Council Crest Trail

    1.71 mi / 591 ft gain
    Washington Park to Council Crest Trail is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Portland, Oregon.
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  • Portland, Oregon

    Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion

    5.08 mi / 925 ft gain
    Lower Macleay Park to Pittock Mansion is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Portland, Oregon.
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