Destination: Elk Rock Island
Location: Portland,OR
Hiking Trail Map: Elk Rock Park PDF
Difficulty: Easy – Fun for any age!

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An Island in Portland?  Yes!  It makes a fun Sunday afternoon hike close in Portland, Oregon.  The island is apart of an ancient volcano formed by lava flows.  There are wetlands, forests and grasslands.  You’ll find trails that run all over the island and plenty of places to explore or watch boats, birds and enjoy nature.

This island isn’t secluded as it’s near the city so you will likely encounter walkers and hikers especially on the sunny weekends.  Access to the island is possible when the water is low by way of the Spring Park Trailhead.  Otherwise, you’ll need a kayak or canoe.  Be sure to avoid the poison oak!

Trail Head is at the intersection of:  SE 19th Ave & SE Sparrow St in Milwaukie, Oregon