Portland, Oregon

Council Crest, Part 2: Washington Park

Another way to run to the Council Crest peak is through Washington Park, home to some of the more scenic landmarks in Portland including the Portland Japanese Garden, the Portland Children’s Museum, and the Washington Park Ampitheater. This route starts at the intersection of SW Madison and SW Park, but there are many entrances into the southeast part of the park. Run through the winding trails, and turn around at any point for a shorter, less intense hill run. Council Crest, the highest peak in the city, is approximately one mile from the south edge of Washington Park.

Essentials
  • 7.2 miles out and back
  • Many entrances
  • Approximately 1.5 miles west from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Well served by bus