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Eastbank Esplanade


 This beautiful trail leads from near the back side of OMSI up to the Steel Bridge. Along the way the rider can see many good views of the Willemette River, the downtown Portland skyline, and various other sights.
The Eastbank Esplanade begins near OMSI

Location: Multnomah County
City(s): Portland, OR
Length: 2 miles.  Approx

Popularity:
 Extremely
Elevation: 
     Gain  0
     Loss
  0
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  Yes
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Paved
Surface Quality:  9
Scenery:  9
Lighting: 9
Ratings:

0 = none/ the worst
5 = average
10 = excellent


Website: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/finder/index.cfm?action=ViewPark&PropertyID=105
Maps:
Map on website (click MAP)
Portland by Bicycle Maps
Southeast Portland Bike Map
Southwest Portland Bike Map
Waterfront Bike Loop Map
Connections:
1. At its northern end, the Esplanade connects to a pedestrian and bike bridge on the Steel Bridge, which connects to the Waterfront Park Trail.
2. The Esplanade connects to a pedestrian and bike bridge on the Hawthorne Bridge, which connects to the Waterfront Park Trail.
3. A few blocks from the south end of the Esplanade, the Springwater Corridor Trail begins


Photo Gallery


The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)


View of the Portland skyline


The submarine at OMSI


Kayak crossing


Bridge over the Willamette River


This trail is also popular with pedestrians


The trail briefly splits


Another bridge in the distance


Esplanade Art


The floating esplanade


On the floating esplanade


The famous MAX light rail crosses the Steel Bridge


Bikes may cross the lower part of the Steel Bridge


End of the trail - staring across the bike/ped part of the Steel Bridge

 

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