Portland trail recommendation: SW Hills to Council Crest . Start at the Marquam TH on Terwilliger Blvd, there is ample street parking. There’s lots to explore from there or you can follow my route in my link in bio for a figure 8 style route to the summit of Council Crest: 7 miles, 1,500’ of climbing. . Even when so many trails in Portland technically look similar, I love the feeling of trying a new route and somehow each trail is unique.