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Did this hike today in a light rain and it was muddy but lovely! One of us was wearing a baby in a backpack though and there were a few spots that the mud was sloshy and slippery enough on hills that we had some trouble-mama and baby ended up on their backside in the mud once even. We had to cut the last part of the loop off and come back to the original leg of the trail sooner than the loop plans because of this and the fact that the trail crosses a small but rocky, rushing creek. It was fun though and far prettier than I expected it to be, just be prepared to get muddy if it’s wet out! It is very poorly marked like others have said, but we found it pretty easy to just follow the map.

Decent little jaunt, it’s fun to explore a place practically in our backyard. Good place to walk a dog.

off trail
10 hours ago

I really enjoyed this reserve! It’s nice being a little bigger than some of the others and easy to make whatever distance you need especially for a run (1-5miles). I like both the paved and some of the first roads which are well groomed and maintained. It’s a little busy by the front entrance but most of the back trails are nice and quiet. I really enjoyed this little retreat

It’s a little forest treasure close to the city.

Trails are easy for beginners...

Nice urban hike opportunity! Gorgeous flora and fauna. Majestic redwoods. Well traveled trails that are very well marked and have good signage.

Beautiful New Years day hike. We saw 3 deer, and the sunny winter light was lovely. Easy.

A basic meandering trail mostly in within the wetlands. It does bring you onto the Springwater Corridor, which can get busy. The trail itself was easy to navigate.

I wouldn’t go out of your way to the park area. As others have said there’s a lot of homeless and suspicious activity going on. I didn’t feel comfortable alone. The rest of the trail seems okay.

little muddy in places but nice....creek views were nice

not bad on the day I went. A little crowded but not terrible, great view at the Mansion.

Nothing that great but for being in West Linn it's a nice area for toddlers & the retirement.
No views, bridges were damaged & some trails were closed off for repairs.
I did enjoy that the nature center offered patches & stickers of the other State Parks.
Haven't seen that in any other ones.
Definitely just one to mark off the list of just being there once before, doubtful I'll be returning.

Came here for a quick hike while staying in Portland. Clean and trails were very well taken care of. Pretty good elevation for what it is! Fun

Amazing view of Mount St. Helens & Mount Hood. If your looking to see the sunrise, not the trail to go on, but the nature and view will take your breath away.

Have hiked this trail several times with our kids starting at age 3.

Great hike and great view!

Enjoyed this hike.

trail running
24 days ago

Great place to run, have to dodge horse poo but usually never see horses. Trails are generally flat but some good hills mixed in. Love running here!

I loved this location! Lots of trails to choose from here. Adorable bridges to cross over the creek. Some moderate hills to climb, but not difficult at all.

nice trails. very well maintained

I love Lacamas Park. It’s close, but with the trees and the water you feel as if you were far out of town. I highly suggest this as it is beautiful and easy.

Great place for trail running. Just get on the trail and go!

Good for 20-30 min trails. You'll see ponds and diving ducks. Nature center provides guides to help you map your route.

Great for a daily workout!

Quick and easy trail.

I've hiked the full trail on a few different occasions. Parts are well-trafficked and there were other stretched where I wouldn't see anyone. Cool stuff to see along the way such as the stone house and the view from Pittock Mansion. Bring lots of water. I brought too little once anticipating I could fill up at Pittock Mansion but the water faucets were shut off.

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