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Camassia Preserve Loop Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Linn, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 190 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

No dogs

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It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please check here for updates: https://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/camassia-nature-preserve This park is known for its wildflowers and bird species. This 26 acre preserve of restored oak woodlands is home to an abundance of Pacific Northwest wildflowers that can be found throughout the woodlands, grassy plateau, and rocky outcrops found throughout the preserve. You have a good chance of seeing hawks and other raptors soaring above as well as a variety of waterfowl in the ponds. Look for songbirds in the woodland areas.

Get off at exit 8 from I-205 and follow Willamette Falls Drive south to Sunset Ave which heads under the highway. Directly after crossing under the interstate take a right on Walnut Ave and follow it to its end to park and ender the preserve.

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Tierney M
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HikingGreat!

Easy trail to follow with beautiful mountain views

Nathan Wisbeck
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beautiful view of the mountain!

Travis Wilhoite
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Hiking

Great nature walk. Great for kids. Well maintained with tons of wild flowers in the spring. Lots of poison oak.

Hayley Wood
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Hiking

Nice little trail in Westlinn.

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@ ZellaTheGolden
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Hiking

Quick and easy trail. No bikes or dogs allowed. This area blends with the Wilderness Park trails if you’re looking for more exercise. There is a great view of Mt. Hood. Only downside is this trail is right next to the freeway.

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Jennifer Whitaker
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Hiking

Great little trail. Lots of birds. My kids (7&9) loved the boardwalks.

Raine Day
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Hiking

It’s a good time.

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Andrew Skoglund
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Hiking

great spot

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C May Spivey
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Hiking

Super pretty, nice on joints with big nice mulch. Cool view of mount hood

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Anonymous U.
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Hiking

My favorite nearby trail, great scenery and nice hiking. If you’re in for a challenge go to the bridge trail and take a left before on the gravel area, the road ahead involves run down trails, tunnels of thorns and safe, not too hard rock climbing that will bring you back on the main trail again

Steve Harris
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Hiking

It was a very hot Sunday afternoon so the shade of the trees was just what was needed. It was a well laid out trail with a few more tricky parts but as long as you are relatively agile it wasn’t too difficult. We were looking for bird and despite the fact that it was afternoon and hot with patients we did spot a few birds and a deer who had come in search of water at the pond. Nice walk.

Debbie n Rachel Dominguez
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Pretty easy. Great for a quick walk not far from home. Had one nice view and you can hear the highway traffic. Seems like the pond was dried out.

Liza Callaghan
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Hiking

I went today and it was spectacular. I mean, SPECTACULAR. If this is not the peak of wildflower show, it must be pretty close. Perfect weather. Not at all crowded on a Monday. Lots of freeway noise though.

Tiffany Hopwood
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Hiking

Great weather today, too early for wildflowers. I parked at the day use area and followed the loop- only .6 miles if you stick to the smaller loop.

ORION WHITE
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Hiking

Quick and easy trail.

Eldo Bri
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Bird Watching

Perfect for kiddos to walk solo for starter hikes. (Beware cliffs if off the path). Breathtaking views that we're surprising given the area.

PhLo M
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Hiking

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.

Wendy Hendren
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Hiking

Very kid friendly. Go soon because purple flowers are almost gone.

Kevin H.
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Walking

05/01/18. Did 2 loops and Camassia did not disappoint today. Wildflowers are currently peaking. Don’t wait another week.

Norm Chistopherson
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nice trails but too close to the freeway. will go again.

Tiffany Patrice
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Running

This is the best trail for quick escape from the city into the wilderness, hard to believe this is so close to the city, it's perfect! I trail run the loop a few times and love it :)

Becca P.
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Hiking

The trail is well maintained. Great easy hike for a 2 year-old. The little one enjoyed climbing the boulders on and near the trail. Caution - keep toddlers close because there are a couple spots that have nice views with precipitous, unguarded drops. When we enjoyed those spots I kept a hand on him and was glad I hadn't let him out of sight or reach.

Rachel Lange-Karyakos
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Beautiful! .. but severely overgrown!

Bill Lawrence
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It is a great place for kids to begin hiking. If they like birds the ospray come in really close.

Jillian Mayfield
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Not the best for jogging stroller. very pretty there are even some rare Myrtle trees. be sure to wear your babies in a pack of some sort.

Bert Wander
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Walking

Fantastic natural place!

Kevin H.
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Walking

Did on 05/25/17. This is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is maintained to reflect the unique vegetation types found prior to European settlement of the Willamette Valley. It serves as an outdoor classroom to discus the value of oak savanna habitats, and as a reserve for plants and animals of this typology. Well worth going for a quick stroll since the trail less than a mile.

Mariah Honey
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Hiking

Easy to find, Great trail. Plenty loop options to choose from and yet it is all very cleared marked. Not much to see view wise but the trail was big enough I feel left some path to be explored so I'd say I would come back again.

Todd Tietsort
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Nature trips

great hidden preserve. Native flower plant folks will love it. Word of caution: There is poison oak in the preserve.

Jonah Brock
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Walking

I walk it everyday it's my backyard

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