Portland July 15, 2016
Here are the Top 12 Most Incredible Natural Wonders Hiding Around Portland
By all accounts, Portland is a picturesque location. It has rivers, mountains, forests, and greenery everywhere. There is no shortage of natural wonders hiding around the city, oftentimes in plain sight. Whether you are a lifelong resident of Portland or a new transplant, these natural wonders are a sight to behold.
1. Forest Park
If nature is what you want, Forest Park has what you are looking for. Miles and miles of wilderness trails abound in this premier city park.
2. Columbia River
Nature is boldly displayed along the Columbia River's picturesque backdrop.
3. Columbia Slough
Just a hop away from the Columbia River is the Columbia Slough, where wildlife and trails are plentiful and breathtaking.
4. Mt Tabor
Get above the city on this amazing trail-filled park set on top of an extinct volcano.
5. Powell Butte
In Southeast Portland, Powell Butte is an amazing hiking and escaping into nature location.
6. Crystal Springs Rhododendren Garden
See a wide variety of rhododendron, and enjoy the diverse duck population at this beautiful location.
7. Sauvie Island
Escape on a day trip to this picturesque location where you can pick berries or go for a swim.
8. Waterfront Park in Spring
While the park is technically man-made, cherry blossom time is a natural wonder to behold.
9. Portland Japanese Garden
Situated in Washington Park, the Japanese Garden is a great place to unwind and de-stress.
10. Blue Lake
Or if you want to go for a swim, Blue Lake is a fun, family-friendly location.
11. Johnson Creek
Water is everywhere in Portland, and Johnson Creek is another lovely place to enjoy an afternoon.
12. Powers Marine Park
Or if you are down in Sellwood, try one of the parks' miles of trails to escape from it all.
What do you think are some of the most incredible places in nature in Portland?