The main parking area is located on 69th in Southeast Portland.
This is a place that every Portlander should know about. There are three different marked loop options, and countless more if you mix and match. Each is marked with a different colored arrow (blue, red, and green), and they all intersect.
Because it’s a city park, all the trails are very well maintained, and transition between bark dust, gravel, packed dirt, and paved streets.
The blue trail is the longest, and most difficult individual loop (3 mi. total). It winds up and downhill, past all 3 reservoirs, and up a flight of 95 steps. There’s a nice variety of scenery on this trail, from trees in the forest, to views of Downtown and the West Hills.
The green trail is 1.7 miles long, and has great views of Mt. Hood.
The red trail is the shortest option, at 1 mile long.
You can see all kinds of birds on Mt. Tabor, including ducks, woodpeckers, and eagles. There are a number of different playgrounds for kids, and lots of picnic areas. There’s also an off-leash area for dogs. There are bathrooms at the main parking area, and an outhouse up at the top.
Distance: 5.7 miles (moderate)
Elevation: 350 feet (easy)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: None