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This was an easy trail for my 6 yr old girl, my baby (11 months) took a nap the entire time on the baby carrier. we saw a lot of people working out, families, but no dogs allowed. very close to the towncenter mall, so we were able to quickly grab lunch afterwards
The summit doesn't have a clear view, but we definitely enjoyed it and we'll be back with the kids.

Always a great park for a walk or hike. Parking can get scarce on busy warm weekend days.

Wide open area at the top with fabulous views of Helens, Hood and Cascade Range. Lots of forests around the base with smooth dirt trails. A very nice new entrance with parking lots, bathrooms, water fountains, benches, information and sculptures. Trails range from paved, to gravel to dirt. Horse trails too so watch out for piles! Busy on nice days but so many trails to chose from!

Super quick little trail that defends pretty steeply in the middle. Not really stroller friendly, but totally worth it for the kids.

Probably the best in the city of beaverton. Tons of runners and foot traffic on the weekends, so be prepared to move over. Beautiful lake and water crossings. Enjoyable even in fall.

9 days ago

Flooded during winter which means tons of bugs. Probably super cool during summer.

Nice quiet nature park in suburban northeast Portland area. Sad that dogs aren’t allowed here, but was consoled by the fact that 3 deer crossed my path. There’s a nice small peak to summit!

First! Thank you to the two fellas that were making sure myself and two kiddos were okay as we hiked, it was my first time here.
This was a beautiful day for a hike. I will be coming again this summer.

easy walk. great for young kids and a nice walk.

This is a nice area the Metro park system. It is in an urban setting and a great place to take a quick stroll and get the blood pumping while staying close to town. Went the day after we had some measurable snow. 02/19/18

A great small interpretive and visitor's center. I've been coming here for years. the staff and volunteers and are easily accessible on the trails. There is a shorter year round path and longer summer/early fall only extended trail. No inclines so this path is great for people with disabilities and young children. I've even seen parents pushing strollers on this trail. Lots of birds and other wildlife and river views in some parts.

30 days ago

This hike is a great suburban treat! it's an series of easy well manicured trails maintained by the parks district. There are nice views, bathrooms, a playground, and information/meeting indoor area at the trail head. There are a handful of short connecting trails. No dogs here. It's a little disappointing, but understandable why they are not permitted. It's a nice place for a quick scenic jog with a gradual uphill return. Family friendly.

various easy trails depending on time of year. lots of wild life to be seen.

meh. lots of dog poop on the ground, not many trees. crowded.

Beautiful. Peaceful. Easy directions and signs for all trail options throughout. Also extra cool labels on some trees. Excited to come back and try another trail option.

Beautiful :)

Easy walk. Great escape from the urban environment and so accessible!

Great hike for families

Amazing trail.. neatly maintained path.. great for kids and elders too.. full of greens and birds.. loved this trail.. would definitely visit next time for running..

Fun, easy trail. Lots of trees and so close to town !

I love getting off work early and doing this quick loop... Rain or shine it's always enjoyable!

Easy, dog friendly hike

2 months ago

Great fully paved trail to take your dogs on walks.

Perfect new year day outing with my 12-year old son. Light trail, great views and lots of wildlife.

Great for walking in wet times of the year's due to many paved paths. Would be good for those using wheels, whether bikes to wheelchairs and more. There are also many gravel and raised plank paths. The area is well maintained. I gave it a 4 because although it is a very pleasant walk in the woods, the scenery is just woods. There are many hiking trails in Oregon with amazing views.

Nice easy trails that are kid friendly

2 months ago

This trail is great for getting used to uphills. Not very long and has beautiful wildlife and plantlife. I've hiked it in early summer and in fall. Both beautiful.

Lots of greenery and would’ve been a great view if it wasn’t so cloudy. Easy hike. Done December 5, 2017.

3 months ago

Pretty, nice kinda hilly hike

3 months ago

Relaxing sounds of cars and trucks and traffic. Amazing view of houses and streets. If you like beautiful secluded forests this isnt for you

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