As its name implies, the Peninsula Crossing Trail cuts through a peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in northern Portland. The tree-lined trail traverses urban neighborhoods and features public artwork. Its southern tip approaches the Willamette Cove, a natural habitat on the banks of the Willamette River.
From its northern end, you can continue your journey on the Columbia Slough Trail
, which offers access to scenic natural areas along its namesake stream. To do so, you'll need to take a short off-trail route: take a right (go east) at Columbia Boulevard, taking the sidewalk on the right-hand side; cross the street at the Portsmouth Avenue traffic light and continue 1 block to Columbia Court. After 1 block north on Columbia Court, you'll take a right to get back on the pathway and reach the Columbia Slough Trail.
From I-5 in Portland, exit on N. Rosa Parks Way heading west. Take this to the junction with N. Willamette Blvd. Turn right and continue to N. Carey Blvd. Turn right onto Carey. The trailhead is in a cul-de-sac at Carey and N. Princeton.
The Peninsula Crossing Trail has connections.
The TrailBear has been scouting them out with Google Earth and a twelve page Metro report: Regional Trails and Greenways. It would appear that the Portland region has more trails than TrailLink shows. It ...
Starting out on the South end the trail is 3 sections of nice paved trail. broken up by 2 cross walks , one at N. Lombard and one at N. Fessenden and then ends up at N. Columbia Blvd . From here you can connect to a trail that will take you to the historic ...