Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a 658-acre park located in the southwest part of Portland. It is the only Oregon State Park located within a major metropolitan area, and it offers visitors the chance to experience a tranquil, natural setting without leaving the city. Here are some of the highlights of the park:
Hiking Trails - Tryon Creek State Natural Area offers over eight miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy to moderate difficulty. The trails wind through forests, along creeks, and over bridges, and offer opportunities to see wildlife and wildflowers.
Interpretive Center - The park's Interpretive Center features interactive exhibits and displays about the natural history and ecology of the park. Visitors can learn about the park's plants and animals, as well as its geology and history.
Ranger-led Programs - Tryon Creek State Natural Area offers a range of ranger-led programs, including guided hikes, bird walks, and nature education programs. These programs are a great way to learn more about the park and its natural wonders.
Mountain Biking - The park has over two miles of designated mountain bike trails, which are open to riders of all skill levels. The trails wind through the forest and over hills, and offer a challenging and rewarding experience for mountain bikers.
Horseback Riding - Tryon Creek State Natural Area has a designated horse trail that winds through the forest. The trail is open to horseback riders of all skill levels, and offers a peaceful and scenic ride through the park.