Cathedral Park Loop

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Trail Distance: 2 miles
Time Estimate: 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 108 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

If your pooch has been lying around the house all day, then grab the leash and head out for a pawsome walk on Cathedral Park Loop. Your beloved pup will be most grateful for the chance to stretch their four legs and breathe in some fresh air.

The trail is located inside Cathedral Park, which just happens to be on the banks of the Willamette River. Cathedral Park isn’t your typical green space. If your hound is a history buff, they’ll be pleased to know this park is one of only 14 Lewis and Clark landing sites in the area. Plus, in 1931, the beautiful St. Johns Bridge was built. The park sits beneath the pawsome bridge, giving your pal something to look at during their walk. Not only are the bridge's massive towers impressive, the trail's riverfront views are puptacular!

Follow the Cathedral Park Loop as it winds through the main area of the park. Since the area is chock full of trees, your pooch will enjoy some shade as they trot along the paved path. At one point the trail exits the park, crosses a side street, and continues around the perimeter of the City of Portland Water Pollution Control Laboratory. The land surrounding the Laboratory is filled with a lovely variety of trees and shrubs. All in all, this is a mellow stroll that won’t require much exertion from your pal, but will give them plenty of exercise. 

Cathedral Park has restrooms and ample parking. There is also an off leash area. So after their walk, your pooch can let loose and run around sans leash. Make sure you bring plenty of water along. And don’t forget to have some clean up bags on hand and ready to go. Make no mistake, your furry BFF will pawsitively love Cathedral Park Loop!

Trail Features
River, Easy Incline, Urban
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
This is a pupular trail. Be prepared to encounter crowds on the weekend.
Address
6635 N Baltimore Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Hours
Mon 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tue 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Address
6635 N Baltimore Ave
Portland, OR 97203
Hours
Mon 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tue 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sun 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM