4T Trail

The Portland Aerial Tram is back open to the public!

Special Message from PBOT’s Timo Forsberg on October 4, 2022:  There will be a scheduled closure for routine, long-term maintenance starting November 19th and lasting through the 27th.  The Tram will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28.
Since this falls during Thanksgiving week we wanted to give you advance notice as some people may be planning trips on the Tram or the 4-T while visiting or while friends and family visit Portland.

Effective May 9th, 2022, everyone is allowed to ride Portland’s tram again on Monday through Saturday.  For over two years, the tram has been limited to “essential” travel only as we faced restrictions from the pandemic.  Details on operational changes can be found HERE.

 4T – Trail, Tram, Trolley, and Train

Looking for a great way to spend a Saturday? Or any other day? Experience an adventure on Portland’s Famous 4T Trail Loop — where a trail, a tram, a trolley and a train combine for a one-of-a-kind, multi-modal way to enjoy Portland, Oregon, one of the nation’s most walkable cities!

First, get your blood moving with a brisk hike uphill among the trees from the Oregon Zoo to Council Crest Park—at 1,073  feet, the highest point in the city—and then enjoy an easy stroll down to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where you will board the Portland Aerial Tram and glide 3,300 linear feet downhill—in 3 minutes!—to the riverfront. From there,  board the trolley (aka the Portland Streetcar) and ride to the heart of downtown Portland. Enjoy downtown’s shops, restaurants and food carts and then hop on the MAX light rail train back to the start to complete the loop. Or do it in reverse!

Head over to Take a Hike! to get started with trail guides and tips, or to Directions to Trailheads for info on getting to the trail. See About for a detailed history of what it took to make the 4T possible, and visit the Links page for stories, videos and articles about the 4T.



This Site is maintained by volunteers from SWTrails- PDX.  More information can be found by visiting: www.swtrails.org.