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“Oasis in the City”

Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Ranked #24 of 464 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: A beautiful, thickly wooded park lined with over 14 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Step inside tryon creek park and you feel miles away from the city. This is truly a beautiful place to visit. It is a canyon area so most of the trails are challenging and can be confusing so make sure and have a good map of the trails. There are two trails in the upper area that are flat, paved,short and easy and just as pretty. Parking is limited.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

You seem miles away from the bustle of Portland/Lake Oswego when you are here. Excellent paths and park guides. We saw all type of birds and wildlife too.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Just a few minutes south of downtown Portland, Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a state park consisting of second-growth forests surrounding the canyon of Tryon Creek. The park is on the smaller side but has enough walking trails for a decent hike. The way the trails loop and connect makes for many different possible walks of different lengths.

The park is quite popular, especially on weekend afternoons it can be difficult to find a spot to park. Things can get quite muddy in the winter although some of the wetter spots have boardwalks. Definitely an option to take the dog for a walk, or go for a nature walk with the kids.

Thank rttroeger
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Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Definately a park to walk and enjoy nature. Not the extra park activities, but this means nature and the people who want quiet.

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

Tryon Creek State Natural Area is 650+ acres of tall second growth trees, trilliums in season, wildlife, birds, quiet. Free!

The trails range from wheelchair accessible to rather steep climbs down to the creek. Very popular during the weekend and paved parking can become scarce by mid-morning. There are other entrances with a few parking spots along Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard. During the summer heat, the park is feels 10 degrees cooler.

Birders and bird watchers will have lots to see [four different species of owls alone]. The Friends have many classes, several groups and guided tours. The summer day camp program is popular.

This is not a park with picnic tables, playing fields or camping options. It is really about nature. A couple Saturdays per month volunteers are welcome to pull ivy and do other park maintenance activities.

Thank Sugarsgirl
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