Nature Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

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.