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Portland Hotel near Washington Park + More

Trails, Parks + Outdoor Activities near our Hotel

Portland is the kind of city where you can find yourself surrounded by nature just a handful of miles from downtown’s buzzy dining and shopping scene. It’s paradise for anyone who wants to get their caffeine fix at a local coffee shop before they hit the trails. A variety of local nature parks offer up hikes, biking trails and even trails for horseback riding (giddy-up!). Whether you’re after a 90-minute nature walk with your pup or something a little more challenging, you’ll find it all within a short drive of Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel. Portland’s urban parks are less secluded-in-the-woods and more incredible city greenspaces. They offer an eclectic mix of attractions from open-air reservoirs and a playground at Mount Tabor Park to the Oregon Zoo and a renowned rose garden at Washington Park. And when you’re ready to kick off your hiking boots (or just kick back and relax) make your way back to the hotel where you’ll find amenities like yoga mats and in-room spa services to help you unwind in style.


woman and dog on hiking trail

Marquam Trail

A favorite of local hikers, and considered “moderately challenging,” the Marquam Trail is popular for birders as well as hikers and walkers. You can bring your dog on the trail, but make sure your furry friend is on a leash.

Drive Distance: 3.6 Miles

Trail runner

White Pine Trail

This trail runs along the edge of Hoyt Arboretum and is considered relatively easy (if not flat) hike that offers a mix of open-wooded views twisting hill views.

Drive Distance: 2.4 Miles

Group Walking Trail

Flicker Trail

Part of Marquam Nature Park, Flicker Trail explores a similar area to Marquam Trail but at a higher elevation. This forest hike offers lots of greenery and charming foot bridges to cross.

Drive Distance: 2.4 Miles

Popular Parks

Mount Tabor Park

Mount Tabor Park

Nestled atop Mount Tabor, an extinct volcano(!), this park is known for its open-air reservoirs, hiking and biking trails, picnic area, playground and more. The park also hosts an annual adult soapbox derby in August.

Drive Distance: 6 Miles


Washington Park Amphitheatre

Washington Park

This large park just a couple miles west of downtown Portland is home to a variety of attractions including the Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum, International Rose Test Garden, and Portland Japanese Garden. It also offers amenities like picnic tables, a well-equipped children’s playground and tennis courts.

Drive Distance: 2.8 Miles



Tryon Creek

More state park than city park, Tryon Creek is a 658 acre natural area that offers 8 miles of hiking trails (both challenging and family-friendly), 3.5 miles of horse trails and a paved biking path.

Drive Distance: 6.1 Miles