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Council Crest Park

SW Council Crest Drive, Portland, OR 97201
+1 503-823-2223
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Incredible Views

This hilltop park is exactly just that a hilltop park but what incredible views of the city an... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
John W
Harrison Twp
via mobile
What a view!

We happened upon this while walking the 4T and I'm glad we did. It had a great view, and an... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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Beautful park overlooking the city and offering spectacular views of the surrounding area.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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SW Council Crest Drive, Portland, OR 97201
+1 503-823-2223
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This hilltop park is exactly just that a hilltop park but what incredible views of the city an mountain ranges on a clear day.

Thank John W
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We happened upon this while walking the 4T and I'm glad we did. It had a great view, and an interesting history according to the marker.

Thank 08lj
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stunning views of the city in an easily accessible setting. Great place to visit in Portland. Kids love to roll down the lawns.

Thank Margo G
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were so fortunate to visit Council Crest on a clear, sunny day. There aren't many places like this where you can see so many volcanoes from one spot. Loved it

Thank FoodLoverYumYummm
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It is really kinda just a green space with a stellar view of Portland and the west hills. Worth the drive the houses in that area are architectural gems. There is an off leash area for your dogs and a trail that is a loop...More

Thank Bryan L
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Heard about this place from a local. The park has great views of the Cascade Range: Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Rainier. Walk towards the middle of the vista point (Next to the water tour) where there is a...More

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I like to ride my bike to the top of Council Crest - it is a popular destination for cyclists (and the loop around Council Crest.) Trails crisscross the park. Because of all the trees, you do not get a fully expansive view of Portland...More

Thank thatkatcal
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had some time to kill between events in the city and wandered up to Council Crest accidentally. For those who don’t know, it’s a small park at the very top of Tualatin Mountains at over 1000 feet. The drive up is very scenic and the...More

Thank Gexbert
Reviewed 13 September 2016

In a search for places with sweeping views of Portland, I found out about this. Not a straightforward drive up, but easy enough to navigate without a smartphone telling me where to turn. The views are nice, but nothing I would call amazing... hence the...More

Thank wsmac
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We took Uber to the top and hiked the 4T trail down in the early evening. The skies were relatively clear so we could see Mt. Hood, which I actually didn't get to see during my hike in the Mt. Hood National Forest (low clouds)....More

Thank kirkyo
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