Powell Butte Nature Park | PDX With Kids


I don’t know why it took us so long to visit Powell Butte Nature Park but we finally made it there. I had no idea what to expect but it ended up being a really great hike especially with littles. 2015_06_14_PowellButte-drink2015_06_14_PowellButte-E&NI have to admit that we hiked Powell Butte a few months ago now and I am just getting around to posting about it and I tell you Edith has grown up so much just in the last two months. Looking at this photo of her and Neil at the trail sign and I can’t believe how much she has changed.

One of the really fun things about this hike was all of the nature signs that showed you what creatures and plants you might see in the various areas of the park. It was so interesting to see all of the plants, animals, reptiles, insects, ect that live there. 2015_06_14_PowellButte-drinks

Now the actual hike up to the butte is pretty easy for little legs so it made it the perfect hike for our family. Once you make it to the top there is a spot that lays out all of the mountains that you can see (on a clear day) from the top of the butte. Plus it mazes a great spot to run in circles. 2015_06_14_PowellButte-circles

We didn’t end up making the loop around the butte but we will be back soon to give it another go. The only thing you have to be aware of are there are also bikers on these paths so keep your eyes peeled! 2015_06_14_PowellButteTandem

While this is a great hike for little legs sometimes those legs want to ride back down the hill. 2015_06_14_PowellButte-walkOverall this was a great toddler friendly hike with lots of informational spots, the hike was easy for little legs and it had a great view. There are also learning centers on site as well however they were not yet open during our visit.

Who else has visited Powell Butte? Thoughts? What are your favorite Portland area hikes? 


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