Hillsboro is situated in the Tualatin Valley on the west side of the Portland. It’s known as the ‘Silicon Forest’, home to many technology companies. Some of the best places to run in Hillsboro are:
Rock Creek Trail. The Hillsboro end of this 8-mile linear park trail starts that heads northeast to Beaverton. Start at Orenco Woods Nature Park. The first 3 miles are north through Rock Creek Park. After crossing Highway 26, there’s an 0.7 mile road section on NW Malhuer. Then, continue through Bethany Lake Park, Allenbach Acres Park, Emerald Estates Park, and Pirate Park. A green and pleasant trail! ROUTE MAP
Jackson Bottom Wetlands. This is one of the most scenic places to run in Hillsboro. There are 4.5 miles of gravel and bark chipped trails through a variety of habitats. It’s a popular birding area. The terrain is a nice combination of wooded and open, with some nice water views. There are north and south entrances and parking lots. TRAIL MAP
Jackson School Woods Trail to Hare Field. This is a 1.5 mile multi-use trail that starts at Jackson School. It ends near hare Field, where there’s a nice running track. ROUTE MAP
Rood Bridge Park. This 61-acre park in the southern part of Hillsboro has ~3 miles of trails. Mainly wooded, but a few open areas and some nice lawns. There’s a section of the Rock Creek Trail, but it doesn’t connect to the main Rock Creek Trail (above).
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