Explore the most popular birding trails in Tryon Creek State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Thursday, 1/17/19

Arrived at 12:30pm and a school bus was leaving (thankfully). Overall, it was crowded. My dog and I ran into 5 other dogs and 10-15 people altogether. Everyone was very friendly, but the trail is narrow and steep in lots of locations, so be mindful of Fido and the leash rule. Some muddiness, as to be expected. One bridge was out and atop the

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

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.

It was so nice to get a solo hike in after work. Leisurely photography stroll, good for the soul.

Nice trail with some decent incline here and there. Plenty of options if you want to switch it up.

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.

For being within 20 minutes of downtown Portland, this is a really lovely area. A friend and I went around Thanksgiving time, and trails were not too slippery or muddy. We went counter-clockwise starting from the horse parking area, and found there to be quite a bit of uphill waking that might be challenging for children or some seniors. Most of the people we encountered were going in the opposite direction so maybe it’s easier to start that way. Either way, it was a nice quick hike and it’s a convenient and beautiful forest.

great hike, areas of elevation enough to give you a workout but not too difficult! gorgeous, ample parking

Pros: Great nature center, lots of trail options, education along the way.

Cons: Extremely high traffic, especially during program times, close proximity to parking and road in places.

Grew up walking on these trails! Peaceful and beautiful

It's my first time and I love it. will come back!

Have done this and other trails in the park. Shady all the way. Parts can be muddy and slippery in the rainy season. Usually not very crowded considering it’s in a city.

Easy hikes available for every age group

beautiful...Lots of trails.

Grew up hiking these trails as a kid in elementary school on field trips. A good easy hike for all ages! The suspension bridge is always fun too!

It was a beautiful place but way to many people for my liking. I go out to get away from people and the hustle and bustle of the city and if that’s what you’re looking for this isn’t it.

There really isn’t a waterfall. It was cool to see the suspension bridge. If you’re going definitely go on the Lewis and Clark trail.

Cute little park. Nicely maintained trails. Great for a quick hike in the city.

Beautiful, accessible; the perfect walk in the woods.

Awesome close in trails from Portland. Beautiful scenery and not crowded during the week. Lots of little bridges and moderate inclines. Took about 1.25 hours to do this loop.

Great park. Very pretty. Daughter and I hiked around for an hour today.

walked 3 miles with my 10 year old tonight and we're going back tomorrow! love how beautiful and well maintained this park is!

Great for running and strolling. Can get buggy though in the summer.

Love the serenity and natural beauty

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I didn’t have a lot of time so I had a route and I wanted to stick to it. I spent a lot of time looking at my phone to make sure I was on the right path (I wasn’t a few times). Lots of beautiful trails to explore and definitely a nice quiet hike close to town. Personally there were just too many cris-crossing trails. Would still recommend.

Pleasant outing. Trees.

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