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Lower Macleay Park Trailhead

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

Lower Macleay Park (cfm)
The ignominious ending of Mr. Balch (cfm)

Hikes starting here

The Lower Macleay Trail starts just behind the metal sculpture in the picture.

Driving Directions

From the north: Take I-5 south to 405 south, go over the Fremont Bridge and take Highway 30 west towards St. Helens, and exit immediately at Vaughn Street. Turn left at the first light onto NW 23rd, then right onto Thurman Ave. Turn right on NW 28th, then an immediate left onto Upshur. The park is 3 blocks up at the end of Upshur.

From the south: Take I-5 north to 405 north, and exit for Highway 30 west towards St Helens, then take the first exit at Vaughn Street. Turn left at the first light onto 23rd, then right onto Thurman Ave. Turn right on NW 28th, then an immediate left onto Upshur. In about three blocks, Upshur ends at Lower Macleay Park.

Other Notes

There are only about 8 parking places in the lot here, so parking can be very difficult on weekends. You can park on the streets surrounding the park, or up on Thurman Street near the bridge. There is a stairway on the east end of the bridge to bring you down to the park.

Portland Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.