North 5.5



Most of the routes we post are 20+ miles long, but sometimes it nice just to get out for a quick run. The north end of Forest Park, or the end as some people call it since Wildwood ends at Newberry, is overlooked since it's a lot further away from the city center of Portland. 

The north end of the park feels a lot different to me than the rest of the park. It feels lush, quite and the trees seem larger. I am not sure if this is actually true, but it sure feels that way. My favorite short loop is lollypop loop that weaves in BPA, Firelanes 12 & 15. You get to run next to a stream and get a nice climb back up to Wildwood. 

I hope you enjoy this route as much as I do. 
 

Route:

Newberry/Wildwood 
Left on BPA
Left on Firelane 12
Left on Firelane 15
Right on Wildwood
Total 5.45 / 834 ft gain (according to Strava)

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