The 4-T Trail can be started at any point along the loop. The four-mile hiking trail and the combined rides on the tram, trolley, and train take between three and four hours to complete. At the trolley drop off in front of the downtown Central Library there are over a dozen restaurants to grab a bite after building a healthy appetite.
The loop spans roughly four miles depending on your route. A two-zone Tri-Met pass lasting two hours costs $2 (less for youth, students, and seniors) and will cover riding the MAX Train and Portland Street Car. Descending on the Aerial Tram from OHSU to the South Waterfront is free, though ascending it will incur a $4 ticket. Wear good shoes, as portions of the trail can be soft during the wetter seasons.
The trail is marked with signs at each decision point, so you only need to decide where to start the loop, and the rest is simple.
The following guides are here to both help you along the 4T’s routes, and enhance the trip with information about its sights, sounds, and landmarks. Just choose where you’re starting from and you’re good to go!
So, where do you want to begin?
Downtown To the Zoo by Train || To the South Waterfront by Trolley
The Zoo To OHSU by Trail || To Downtown by Train
OHSU To the South Waterfront via Tram || To the Zoo via Trail
South Waterfront To Downtown by Trolley || To OHSU by Tram