4T Trail

The Marquam Trail is closed at Hwy 26!

In a continued effort to recover from storm damage, the Marquam trail from hwy 26 to SW Patton road leading to Council Crest is closed.   PGE utility crews are working to repair transmission lines, and it is unsafe for pedestrians.  A useful resource for monitoring current trail status is the Trail Closures and Delays page by Portland Parks.  This page will be updated as we know more (Updated May 14, 2024).  If you are looking for more hiking opportunities in the area, check out our self-led hikes.

The Portland Aerial Tram is back open to the public!

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.  Be prepared to pay to ride the tram from both up and down the hill.  Details 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.



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