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Explore historic neighborhoods and scenic natural areas with 50 downloadable treks in Portland and Vancouver from Metro's Walk There! guide book.

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  • Walking is one of the easiest and most effective ways to save money and get fit.
  • Mile for mile, walking burns as many calories as jogging but with far less stress on joints
  • Walking is good for the planet and reduces your carbon footprint.

50 treks for you

Discover the region's natural areas, scenic parks, historic neighborhoods and quaint main streets. The downloadable routes below are from Metro's Walk There! guidebook, which features 50 treks in and around Portland and Vancouver.

Every route begins and ends near a public transit stop, so put on a pair of good shoes and head out the door!  More about public transit

North region

Enjoy city views and boost your heart rate climbing hidden public stairways in the lovely Alameda neighborhood or walk the beaches of Swan Island which offer close-ups of resident geese and osprey and the occasional bald eagle, beaver and even river otter.

D N P C H L
4.0
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5.0
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6.2
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4.4
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0.9
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2.8
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4.6
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1.9
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3.5
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1.0
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2.1
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3.3
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5.6
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2.6
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2.2
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D-Distance in miles | N-Nature walk | P-Power walk | C-City cruise | H-History walk | L-Lunchtime stroll

East region

Hike through Gresham's largest natural area with its mature forest and abundance of wildlife, then follow the Springwater Corridor Trail through the original Gresham town site or view the Brooklyn rail yards where trains have run since 1868.

D N P C H L
2.2
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1.6
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3.7
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5.2
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2.4
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4.0 · · ·
7.8
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2.4
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2.5
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3.2
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4.6
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2.3
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3.8
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4.0
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2.1
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D-Distance in miles | N-Nature walk | P-Power walk | C-City cruise | H-History walk | L-Lunchtime stroll

South region

Ride one of the nation's only municipal elevators, stroll a bluff-top promenade overlooking thundering Willamette Falls and pass some of the state's oldest homes or picnic along the confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette rivers while watching herons and sandpipers eat their lunch.

DNPCHL
4.4
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2.6
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1.5
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1.6
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3.4
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1.0
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2.8
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D-Distance in miles | N-Nature walk | P-Power walk | C-City cruise | H-History walk | L-Lunchtime stroll

West region

Enjoy stunning views of downtown and the Cascades, 19th century homes, wooded paths and a ride on Portland's only subway or explore the charms and art scene of downtown Hillsboro.

DNPCHL
3.95
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2.6
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4.0
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4.0
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4.7
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2.8
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2.4
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2.4
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3.2
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2.2
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5.4
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2.3
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D-Distance in miles | N-Nature walk | P-Power walk | C-City cruise | H-History walk | L-Lunchtime stroll

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Safety responsibility

Walking routes depicted are advisory and illustrative. Metro has not undertaken any independent safety review of the sidewalks, trails and facilities. Users of this guidebook expressly agree that their use is at their sole risk. Guide users also assume the entire risk as to the quality and accuracy of the guide. Metro disclaims any responsibility for errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this guide. In no event shall Metro be held liable for any damages or loss of any kind related to the information in this guidebook.

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