Only five minutes north of Portland, Gilsland Farm is a wonderful place for families to hike and enjoy learning about nature.
There are 2.5 miles of trail at Gilsland Farm made up of three loops: the West Meadow Trail (.7 miles), the Pond Meadow Trail (.6 miles), and the North Meadow Trail (1.2 miles).
Destination Distance From Downtown
The trails are well-maintained and easy to follow.
Time To Complete
You can hike just one of the loops making this a quick visit, or hike all three. The trails at Gilsland Farm contain wide varieties of wildlife. Taking your time here is worth it.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Hiking is only available during the non-winter months. Each season brings new varieties of birds and wildlife. For wildflowers, June is the time to go. In the winter the trails are used for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Because it is a nature preserve, dogs are not permitted here.