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Tryon Creek State Natural Area

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Wildlife (ADA)
  • Bike Path
  • Horse Trails
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

Park Hours

January - 7AM to 5 PM

February - 7 AM to 6 PM

March  - 7 AM to 7 PM

April  - 7AM to 8 PM

May - 7 AM to 9 PM

June - 7 AM to 9 PM

July - 7 AM to 9 PM

August 7 AM to 9 PM

September 7 AM to 8 PM

October 7 AM to 7 PM

November 7 AM to 5 PM

December 7 AM to 5 PM

Tryon Creek Checklist of Vascular Plants

Imagine stepping into a lush forest, where woodpeckers forage, squirrels leap from limb to limb, owlets wait quietly for their next meal, beavers work busily by the creek, bats bury deep within the creviced bark of a Douglas-fir tree, and wildflowers paint the understory as the seasons change. Discover it all, here at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, your oasis in the city. Where you can explore 658 acres of second-growth forests, walk along the meandering Tryon Creek, and connect with the flora and fauna that call this special place home.

Located about 15 minutes from downtown Portland is Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area. What will you explore today?

• 8-miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trail, 3-mile paved bicycle trail, and a paved all abilities trail
• 8 bridges and a wetland boardwalk
• Nature Center with interpretive exhibits and store
• Glenn Jackson Shelter 
• Guided hikes, Summer Day Camp, Junior Ranger Program, School Field Trips, Special Events and many more.

Supported by a partnership between Oregon State Parks and the Friends of Tryon Creek, this park offers something for everyone. Want to learn more about the Friends of Tryon Creek? Be sure to  check out their website, Friends of Tryon Creek.


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