Maple Trail

  • Easy (to Leif Erikson)
  • 3.9 miles round trip
  • 350 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year


  • Moderate (to Wildwood Trail)
  • 7.7-mile loop
  • 500 feet elevation gain

In the middle of Portland’s vast Forest Park, the surprisingly quiet Maple Trail passes a viewpoint of Cascade peaks and explores grotto-like canyons where mossy bigleaf maples arch above delicate woodland wildflowers. For an easy hike, turn back where the Maple Trail crosses Leif Erikson Drive. For a longer loop hike, continue up to the Wildwood Trail and follow this almost level path as it contours around densely forested ridges back to the start of the Maple Trail. From the Interstate 405 freeway...

Start the hike by walking 0.4 mile …

Other Options: The Wildwood Trail continues …