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    PhLo S followed David Brown

    about 7 hours ago

    PhLo S followed Keri Sprenger

    about 7 hours ago

    PhLo S completed Mount Talbert Nature Park Loop Trail

    about 7 hours ago

    PhLo S updated Kelly Butte East Loop

    about 9 hours ago

    PhLo S reviewed Kelly Butte East Loop

    about 10 hours ago

    PhLo S updated Kelly Butte East Loop

    about 10 hours ago

    PhLo S followed Jaime Logan

    about 11 hours ago

    PhLo S completed Elk Rock Island

    5 days ago

    PhLo S reviewed Maple Ridge, Center, Big Fir, Old Main, West Horse and Middle Creek Loop

    5 days ago

    There are dozens of possible routes to try out in Tryon. Today my route most resembles the fingery weirdness of this loop. My goal was to fill in some of the inner paths that I missed my last visit when I chose a wider perimeter loop.

    PhLo S reviewed English Point Red Loop Trail

    5 days ago

    Though this is a nice trail for exercise or getting outdoors in general, it's not my fav. Way too crowded. Muddy. Lots of bikers, horses and joggers. I found it very strange that there is no view of Hayden Lake even though it is super close to it! Not a place I would frequent unless I lived nearby.

    PhLo S reviewed Robinwood Community Park

    5 days ago

    PhLo S completed Robinwood Community Park

    5 days ago

    PhLo S reviewed Short Riverside Loop Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked this general loop along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. It's a nice chunk of the park, though I also recommend incorporating a visit to the river since it's relatively close.

    PhLo S reviewed Nature Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked this loop along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. This corner of the park gives a warm, nostalgic feeling. It's one of those places I would want to just hang out with a bunch of loved ones, eating good food, watching the kids have a blast. Like I wanted to just pause here and collect my thoughts. Had I brought my journal I probably would have done just that. It's the corner that speaks with the loudest effervescence "Yep, I'm a state park indeed." You almost expect there to be campsites around the corner, but unfortunately there are not. Day use only. A bunch of nicely situated picnic tables and a wonderful, covered gazebo-ish structure (reservations required) complete the set. The nature trail loop is a nice appendage where kids can be constrained to without worrying about them wandering off too far.

    PhLo S reviewed Trillium Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked the Trillium Trail along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. I have to say this isn't the most interesting route within Mary S Young SRA. It is best complimented with more variety and raw nature by creating a loop via connected trails. I think there are also more Trillium flowers in other areas of the park, but I do like when each section of trail has a unique name identifier, so let's not get too technical! :) The best redeeming trait of this route is that it subdivides the park straight in half. It is also (mostly?) paved and flat, so quite accessible.

    PhLo S reviewed Fern Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked this route along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. I didn't rate this route as high as the others because it's kind of a weird route. It's not just the Fern Trail, but also a random section of Trillium Trail. Plus, it's a needless out-and-back when there are tons of ways to make it into a loop without adding much if any distance. It's also one of the less interesting sections of trail, especially the Trillium section that passes near the sports fields and playground.

    PhLo S reviewed Deer Foot Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked this route along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. There is no lame trail within this awesome park, but I gave this one 3 stars only because it is "less interesting" than most of the others. The diagonal route skirts the side of the sports fields, so there is less a feel of walking through untouched nature. Plus, with all the available loop options in the park, it doesn't really make sense to do an out-and back. Even so, this section is nice in its own right. If you keep looking to the west there is nature - big trees and wetlands to be exact. I found it quite interesting to see how the level of the water was higher than the trail, but the park staff magically kept the water from flooding the trail by using logs and sandbags. Impressive.

    PhLo S reviewed Riverside Loop Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked nearly every segment of this loop along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. I have to say this general vicinity is one of my favorites in the park, primarily because of the proximity to water views. The bridge at the southeast corner was completely submerged in water, so it took a little Naruto never-give-up-my-way-of-ninja persistence to cross without getting my feet wet.

    PhLo S reviewed Heron Creek Loop Trail

    5 days ago

    Today I hiked nearly every segment of this outer park loop along with nearly every other trail in Mary S. Young State Recreation Area. While this route isn't necessarily the "best of" the park in one loop, it offers a well rounded, satisfying experience. I recommend including some of the trails with elevation change and more "raw" scenery near the river, especially to the northeast of the park.

    PhLo S reviewed Camassia Preserve Loop Trail

    5 days ago

    My first visit to the gorgeous Camassia Natural Area. I made it my goal to explore every single trail, and I believe I succeeded. Most of the trails are covered with nice bark dust or composite planks. This loop has more boardwalks than most parks, and they are well done. There were some mosquitoes due to the swampy conditions, but I kept moving to leave them in the dust. Tons of beautiful wildflowers. I also explored every path in the "High School Natural Area" which connects to West Linn High School at multiple points. Eventually I'd like to go back and explore the "Wilderness Area" which this trail connects to by crossing Clark Street at the far north out and back segment.

    PhLo S completed Riverside Loop Trail

    6 days ago

    PhLo S completed Fern Trail

    6 days ago

    PhLo S completed Heron Creek Loop Trail

    6 days ago

    PhLo S completed Trillium Trail

    6 days ago

    PhLo S completed Nature Trail

    6 days ago

    PhLo S completed Short Riverside Loop Trail

    6 days ago