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Marquam Nature Park is located in a gulch in the West Hills of Portland. The Park dates back to 1979. It has several miles of hiking trails, including part of the Marquam Trail.
The natural area includes many native plant species. I particularly enjoy the wildflowers visible along the trails.
In late May I took several hikes in the area, ending up at Council Crest. At 1,071 feet it is the highest point in the City.
There is always an array of birds and animals to be spotted. On one of the outings, a coyote ran across a clearing in front of me. Sorry to say, it wasn’t interested in posing for photographs.
It’s sometimes easy to forgot that you’re in the city limits and not far from Downtown Portland.
Wild Rose, Vine Maple Leaf and Madenhair Fern