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Tryon Creek State Park, Portland
(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
The Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a state park located primarily in Portland, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area. The 645acre park lies between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland in Multnomah County and northern Lake Oswego in Clackamas County and is bisected from north to south by Tryon Creek.ResourcesThe park includes hiking trails, a paved bicycle path, and horse trails. The 3mi bicycle path, which runs along Terwilliger Boulevard on the east edge of the park to Lake Oswego, is part of the Portland metropolitan area's system of greenway trails known as the 40 Mile Loop. Near the main entrance off Terwilliger, part of the parking lot is devoted to horse trailers. Riders can choose between the 2mi North Horse Loop and the 3mi West Horse Loop. Hikers can use the bike path, the horse trails, and 8mi of hiking trails. The paved 0.35mi Trillium Trail, a loop furnished with drinking fountains and interpretive signs, can accommodate wheelchairs.A park building called the Nature Center is near the main park entrance. It has a small play area for toddlers, a gift shop, a large classroom, and a separate area for educational exhibits. Nearby is the Glenn Jackson Shelter, a covered structure for outdoor events.
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  • Nice place for a summer hike that is close-in SW Portland, Very popular and can get busy in the summer. Some hills and not handicap accessible as the trails are dirt (and mud after rain). 
  • Within the confines of the Portland Metro area are many 'get-aways' including large parks and green spaces for walking and getting "back to nature." TRYON CREEK is the champ of them all; a wealth of t...  more »
  • For me to enjoy a hike, I have to feel as if I escape from the crowds and/or the roads with cars. This park has a "hemmed in" feeling to it that prevents me from really enjoying it. I sort of just fee...  more »
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  • Beautiful park just outside of downtown. Great trails with a nice variety of areas to explore. Combines both paved and basic trails appropriate for all visitors. A nice visitor center showcases the habitat and wildlife and rangers often guide hikes, activities, etc.
  • Lovely hiking near pdx. Certain trails near visitor center is stroller friendly but most are not. Good for kids, choose many lengths. Parking is awful, esp on weekends. Worse with construction in parking lot. Horrible busy on Thanksgiving. Active horse trailer with fresh manure every time we hike. Lovely nature center with kids activities on weekends. Most Pokemon at main building, not on trails
  • This a gorgeous natural area in city limits. Used to be a logging area so is all new forest. Tons of history. The staff is super passionate about the park. Tons of wildlife. I've seen so many woodpeckers, deer, field mice. It's gorgeous!
  • There are some cool loops here that are decent lengths. It is usually crowded and parking can be a nightmare on weekends. Not too many flowers or colors other than green, but, is a nice hike and close to the city. Good for beginners as you can make your own loop and make it as short or long as you'd like. There are kids activities here from time to time, check the site.
  • One of my favorite local parks. Lots of hiking and running paths. Dogs are allowed. Only down side is that due to it's location it can get very crowded. Arrive early if you want a parking spot.