Explore, navigate, and enjoy Portland's own Forest Park!
As one of the largest forested urban parks in the U.S., Forest Park in Portland, Oregon provides excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, walking, running, and simply escaping. Over 80 miles of trails, fire lanes and roads serve 1 million people from the Portland Metro Area. Covering more than 5,100 acres, Forest Park has only grown and flourished since its inception, largely thanks to The Forest Park Conservancy, a volunteer stewardship organization.
• About this App •
A mobile solution for visitors, this app showcases The Forest Park Conservancy's popular 10-map set, the 'Hiking & Running Guide to Forest Park' in a digital format. The app allows you to:
• Navigate the park in its entirety
• Zoom in on maps to see minute details and locations of trailheads
• Rotate to see fullscreen maps with less visual distraction
• Plan a loop, complete with elevation, mileage, and a map
• Learn more about the Park and Conservancy
PLEASE NOTE: Forest Park PDX is only supported on iPod Touch 3rd gen and above, iPhone 4 and above, and iPad on devices running iOS 6 or above.
For ease of use while using Forest Park's trails, no internet connection is necessary to use the app, making it the perfect solution on the go.
For support or more information, visit http://forestparkpdxapp.info
(Developed by Dylan Gattey for the Forest Park Conservancy)
It's a big one! Fresh new look for the spring weather, complete with blazing speed to let you get to where you need to be faster than ever.
+ Support for iOS 7
+ Support for iPhone 5/5S
+ Content updates
+ Faster performance
Keep your eye out for a GPS-themed update in the near future!
Ratings and Reviews
I purchased this app specifically to plan routes to hike. The pre-loaded hikes are nice options but too long for what I was looking for. Sadly there are no other options to plan routes, as the app promised, beside looking at a scan of a paper map. "Planning your own route" is nothing more than picking a trail on the map, with no description or information on elevation gain. There isn't even a way to locate trailheads or parking besides finding nearby cross-streets and driving in that direction. I imagine there are more detailed paper maps located at the park.
I would like to see this have gps location, topography, and interaction to plan my own route.
don’t get it. Get the other one
i found a forest park app that i like better. With a sophisticated several hundred dollar phone in my hand, I’m drawn to apps that leverage what it can do. This app doesn’t do that. It’s basically low resolution scans of old forest park paper maps that don’t let your phone tell you where you are. The other app maps look better + it shows you exactly where you are. Anytime i visit the wilderness, i like to benefit from technology but don’t rely on it. A paper map can’t run out of battery so it’s good to carry one. But if you use you phone at least use something that provides significant benefits.
A glorified PDF
I feel rather cheated by this app. No, I defiantly feel cheated. This app is nothing but a glorified PDF and doesn't utilize the functionality if the iPhone. There's no use of GPS at all and zooming into the map reveals a low resolution detail that is probably of no use to you because the map has no idea where you are. You are better off using your map app or downloading a PDF of the park for free off the internet. What a disappointment. Getting cheated on this made my first visit to Forest Park somewhat tainted.
- The Forest Park Conservancy
- 26.7 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2014 The Forest Park Conservancy and Dylan Gattey
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.