Mary S. Young Nature Trail is a 0.2 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 best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length0.2 miElevation gain26 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowers
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Gives a taste of what Mary S Young has to offer. Decent scenery. Dog park nearby - trail is dog friendly, as well. There are also a lot of picnic tables to sit down at.

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Alex Shen
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Nikita Jones
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Island Closed until April. Did side trail instead. Lots of different trails in this area.

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Lesley Sario
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Nature tripsGreat!Off trail

Mary S. Young Park off-leash dog area, dogs can run around & socialize with other well behaved dogs. The park has tables, benches for people to sit on and water for both people and pets. There is ample parking space so people who would like to drive to the park with their dogs can have peace of mind. There is wildlife in the old growth, and markers point out scenic and natural sites to look for when walking the trails. This beautiful riverside park has plenty of trails leading from the dog park down to the Willamette River.

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Rudd McGarity
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HikingGreat!

Great teaser hike to decide if you really want to venture in the whole park. Quick hike that was blocked off near the end, but still easily able to go over the logs...Good Birding and the perfect leg stretcher.

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Ani Sirois
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Labor Day 2020 family walk and light water time. Baby is 22 months. Had a great morning.

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Christopher Choate
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fantastic hike in the city with a pup

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@ ZellaTheGolden
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Walking

Very short loop located right next to the parking lot. Gives a taste of what Mary S Young has to offer. Decent scenery. Dog park nearby - trail is dog friendly, as well. There are also a lot of picnic tables to sit down at.

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PhLo M
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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.

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Hayley Wood
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Mariela Botella
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Denae Lambert
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Barry Hahn
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Denae Lambert
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Bilbo Teabaggins
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Amy O
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Michelle Prusso
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Allie Coutu
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Mike Trehearne
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Stephan Capps
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Jed Tai
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Anita Garcia
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Cassidy Anderson
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Robin Yoder
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