nature trips



Located only minutes from downtown Portland is Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area. Every day, visitors come to hike or stroll the nature trails through the verdant ravine between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland. Cyclists of all ages bike along the paved trail on the park's eastern edge, stopping along the way to admire a trillium. Some people visit Tryon Creek just to sit in the Glenn L. Jackson shelter and listen to the chatter of the jays and squirrels. Others, especially people with mobility-related disabilities, come to enjoy the peaceful setting of the fully-accessible Trillium Trail. Tryon Creek is one of the only streams in the metro area with a run of steelhead trout. The Friends of Tryon Creek State Park operate a nature store, summer youth day camps, school tours, guided nature walks and special events. They can be reached at (503) 636-4398. There's so much to see and enjoy at the 645-acre park, one visit isn't enough!

Hit up the trail today and had a great time. We worked the large loop with no issues. Not from the area but can see why people from here love it.

Absolutely beautiful park. There are maps located around the park that make it easy to navigate and all the trails are visibly marked with signs. The best thing about this park is that it is a lot less crowded than other popular hiking destinations. Sure there aren't any waterfalls, but it's still a beautiful forest that I enjoyed spending time in. I'll probably go back once the leaves change colors. I love the location: so close to get to. Highly recommend you check it out at least once!

It is a bit challenging for beginners especially the Cedar Trail portion. Best to avoid Holliday's.

A nice hiking area close to Portland. Nicely shaded.

1 month ago