One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park
A five-thousand acre wilderness preserve located within city limits, Forest Park contributes to Portland, Oregon's renowned livability by offering close-in recreational opportunities along 60 miles of trails and firelanes. This guide offers an overview of the history, flora, and fauna of the park and provides directions for twenty hikes of varying length and difficulty. A waterproof map of Forest Park and the surrounding area is available separately.
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