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4T Trail Loop Hike

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

  • Start point: Oregon Zoo TrailheadRoad.JPG
  • End point: OHSU Tram
  • Trail Log: Trail Log
  • Hike Type: Loop
  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Elevation gain: 600 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Seasons: All Year
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Crowded: Yes


Hike Description

This is called the 4T Trail because it involves, tram (Portland Aerial Tram), train (MAX), trolley (Portland Street Car) and trails. The hiking section of the trail is about 4.5 miles, unless using an optional shortcourt that bypasses forest trails in favor of city streets. The trail part starts at the zoo, then heads to council crest via the Marquam trail, and over to OHSU.

Map of route

Fees, Regulations, etc.

A two-zone Tri-Met pass lasting two hours ($2) for the MAX Train and Portland Street Car. Descending on the Aerial Tram from OHSU to the South Waterfront is free.

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Oregon 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.

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