Start your new year off on the right foot at Tryon Creek State Natural Area’s first day hike.
Located in Southwest Portland, Tryon Creek is a great example of our temperate rainforest climate: trees covered in moss with huge ferns lining the trails that leads to the waterway. More than 658 acres are protected in this natural area.
The natural area is one of Portland’s best urban parks. It features 8 miles of hiking trails, 8 bridges and a wetland boardwalk, a Nature Center with interpretive displays and a store, and a sheltered structure that is an ideal place to take in a view of the woods and enjoy a picnic or snack.
On January 1, 2022, Tryon Creek Natural Area is joining Oregon State Parks for free first day hikes. Friends of Tryon Creek volunteers will guide visitors on various hikes throughout Tyron Creek.
Choose from a shorter all access walk, 2 miles or less, or longer moderate hikes up to 5 miles. Each hike will have a few stopping points along the way where your guide will share information about the park and give you a chance to ask questions.
Participants are asked to gather near Tryon Creek’s Nature Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The organizers also ask that you RSVP online and let them know the hike length you’re interested in.
First day hike at Tryon Creek is a free event. All ages are welcome. The natural area is located at 11321 S Terwilliger Blvd. in Portland. For more information, visit the Friends of Tryon Creek website.
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