Camassia Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Linn, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

birding
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
6 months ago

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

walking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

trail running
9 months ago

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 :)

hiking
10 months ago

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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Beautiful! .. but severely overgrown!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

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.

walking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Fantastic natural place!

walking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

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.

nature trips
Sunday, March 05, 2017

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

walking
Friday, January 06, 2017

I walk it everyday it's my backyard

birding
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Great nature trail that is well maintained by the Nature Conservancy.

walking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Very peaceful with great mountain views. Definite noise from freeway and school. Very short flat loop trail that is best in spring when covered in wildflowers.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

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Monday, March 27, 2017

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Monday, September 14, 2015