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!