If you want to get out into nature, but not spend all day hiking, here are seven wonderful hikes in the city that are under three miles — and worth every minute. Ranging from wetlands to forest, these hikes are all unique and teeming with their own character. Lace up your shoes and head out on one of these fun short trails, which are some of the absolute best hikes in Portland, Oregon!

What is your favorite easy hike in the city? Any trails you’d add to this list of best hikes in Portland? Let us know in the comments below!

Looking for more scenic trails in our little corner of Oregon? These hikes under five miles are all immensely scenic and worth checking out!

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One of our favorite trails in Portland is also one of the most notorious... and perhaps even haunted: the Wildwood Trail and Lower Macleay Trail Loop. This 3.2-mile trail is located just outside Portland, and is a straightforward trek all can enjoy -- provided, of course, that you aren't spooked by ghost stories. The trail is located in the Macleay Park, part of Portland's beautiful Forest Park. This lovely little preserve offers a variety of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding... as well as a real-life witch's castle! The story behind these Oregon ruins is one of high drama and heartache, and you can learn all about it in this article.