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Wildwood End to End

Introduction

A staple of many ultramarathoners preparation, for extra goodness try it at night with a friend. Wildwood Trail is the longest trail within a city in the USA.

** 2019 Update **

1. Passage of the trail is closed during construction of a footbridge over Burnside Road. There is a possible detour around the construction with some road running and still a very scary crossing of Burnside. Officially, there is no detour. Unofficially you can look at this map to see a possibility. 

    A. Posting. https://www.facebook.com/NWDirtChurners/posts/762319397482827

    B. Direct link to their Caltopo page https://caltopo.com/m/LART

2. Forest Park Conservancy data now show full length as 30.19 miles. Will update after the bridge is in as that will change the distances again slightly.

When To Do This Run

All season except for ice.

Description

The map below shows the route for the run. The start is at the either near the Forestry Center or Newberry. Many now do this by meeting at Newberry and carpooling to the Forestry Center parking so that only 1 car has to pay parking, then run to Newberry. It's a bit more challenging to run the other direction so that you can finish with the hilly sections the last 6 miles from Stone House, up to Pittock Mansion, then another climb up to Washington Park.

Maps

Portland Parks and Recreation Map Link

Weather

You probably want to check the weather before heading out. Portland weather information will be adequate. This weather.com link may take you straight to weather info.

Ranger

The equivalent of ranger station is the Hoyt Aboretum Visitor Center, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd.

Trail Log

Source: All Trails Challenge Checklist.

Edited to account for movement of the Alder Trail connection at Wildwood Trail by about 0.06 mi further North from 53rd that was made ~2012, presumably over erosion concerns. 

Northbound

Southbound

Crossing

Mileage

Crossing

Mileage

Vietnam Memorial TH

0.00

Newberry Road TH

0.00

Fairview Blvd.

2.42

Firelane 15

1.53

Burnside Road

3.06

BPA Road

2.71

Pittock Mansion

3.84

Newton Road

3.86

Cornell Road

4.96

Tie-Newton Parking

4.58

Lower Macleay Trail

5.50

Firelane 10

4.73

Holman Lane

5.93

Germantown Road

5.53

Aspen Trail

6.36

Water Line Road

6.16

Birch Trail

7.49

Springville Road

7.71

Wild Cherry Trail

7.88

Hardesty Trail

8.54

Dogwood Trail

8.47

Ridge Trail

9.17

53rd Drive

9.18

Gas Line Road

10.20

Alder Trail

9.46

Oil Line Road

10.71

Firelane 1

11.18

Fire Lane 5

13.47

Tie to Nature Trail

11.83

Saltzman Road

14.15

Chestnut Trail

12.14

Koenig Trail

15.93

Firelane 2

12.74

Firelane 3

16.52

Maple Trail

12.84

Maple Trail

17.32

Firelane 3

13.64

Firelane 2

17.42

Koenig Trail

14.23

Chestnut Trail

18.02

Saltzman Road

16.01

Tie to Nature Trail

18.33

Fire Lane 5

16.69

Firelane 1

18.98

Oil Line Road

19.45

Alder Trail

20.70

Gas Line Road

19.96

53rd Drive

20.98

Ridge Trail

20.99

Dogwood Trail

21.69

Hardesty Trail

21.62

Wild Cherry Trail

22.28

Springville Road

22.45

Birch Trail

22.67

Water Line Road

24.00

Aspen Trail

23.80

Germantown Road

24.63

Holman Lane

24.23

Firelane 10

25.43

Lower Macleay Trail

24.66

Tie-Newton Parking

25.58

Cornell Road

25.20

Newton Road

26.30

Pittock Mansion

26.32

BPA Road

27.45

Burnside Road

27.10

Firelane 15

28.63

Fairview Blvd.

27.74

Newberry Road TH

30.16

Vietnam Memorial TH

30.16

Driving Directions

Washington Park entrance, milepost 0. Paid parking lot but no other pass needed. Google Maps directions.

Newberry entrance, milepost 30 1/4. Free parking. Google Maps directions.
** 2017 Note that Newberry Road from Hwy 30 is closed, vehicle access to this trail head is from Skyline Road only. Info. **