|Courtesy: Neighborhood Notes|
The thing I love most about Powell Butte, is that it's right in my backyard. Literally, I can walk a mile from my house and be in the woods. It's the perfect escape from the craziness that can sometimes be my neighborhood.
I also love, that no hike is the same on Powell Butte. Much like Forest Park, there are several entrances and trail off-shoots that you can make it a completely different hike every time.
A lot of runners, walkers and cyclists use this butte. People also love to walk their dogs, and many don't keep them on a leash... so be careful if you're a pet owner.