Leonor R. on Tualatin Hills Nature Park Loop Tra...
Good trail, easy walk
Leonor R. on Cooper Mountain Nature Park
Great view, grand girls loved.
There are no defined trail markers to let you know you are on the right trail. There are no views and the trail is loud due to construction. No wildflowers, dead and dusty foliage is all you will find. NOT kid friendly as I couldn't bring a stroller due to the loose gravel. The trail is also straight downhill. Not feasible for my 2 toddlers. Very disappointing.
Good trail to run on a lot of loops to add up the mileage and relatively flat. It is also good for walking and there are a good number of viewpoints. It is more of a wetland than anything, so there are not the panoramic views seen in trails near Portland, but there is a lot more wildlife.
Beautiful and as easy as you could ever want for kids of all ages. Teeming with flora and fauna at all times of year. Woods, wetlands, and a pretty nice little nature center. Clean bathrooms, friendly staff, constantly maintained/improving trails. Sort of a choose-your-own adventure trail length, too, since there are various entrances and exits to Merlot and SW 170th as well as the Milikan parking lot entrance. Immediately accessible to the platform at the Merlot Max station. Good for a moseying stroll or an easy, breezy jog.
This is a perfect trail for a lunch nature walk, or a short day 1-hour hike. Total trail takes one hour generally, when taken at a reasonable pace.
Take the trailhead toward Camp Rivendale (which is part of this trail but closed to the public when a camp is in session) for more varying terrain, or the opposite for more open straight path trails.
Clean trail. Very dog friendly, and poop bags available. Be sure to bring plenty of water for yourself and your four legged friends.
This trail has multiple entrances by foot, one main entrance with a big parking lot. I will definitely come back!