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Our Top Three Outdoor Parks to Exercise in the Portland-Metro Area

Kuether Brain and Spine is located in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. We feel so lucky to have such a diverse natural environment as our backyard. With the summer winding down, it is best to take advantage of Oregon’s best weather and get outside to be active.

The staff at Kuether Brain & Spine spends most of their free time getting outside and staying active. Running, jogging, hiking and walking are options to stay healthy and explore our favorite city. Here’s our top three places in or around our hometown:

Forest Park

Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the entire country. There’s over 5,200 acres of protected forest to enjoy and escape the busy atmosphere of city life. With over 80 miles of trails, Forest Park allows visitors to explore a different side of Portland and get lost in a forest paradise without ever leaving the city.

Mt. Tabor

Located in Southeast Portland, Mt. Tabor is one of the city’s most beautiful parks. The park is built on top of a dormant volcanic hilltop. It offers three official hiking loops, which are great for any level of fitness and age. Each of the three hiking loops are easy to moderate and it is a great way to spend a few hours on a summer afternoon getting light exercise.

Tyron Creek

Tyron Creek is a state preserved nature area in between the city of Portland and the Lake Oswego suburb. There’s over 8 miles of available hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trails and a 3-mile bicycle path. Hiking, walking, running, biking or horseback riding are all options here so there’s no excuse not to get out and explore this stunning nature park.

Kuether Brain and Spine hopes you enjoy these parks as much as we do and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!