This natural area offers walkers the opportunity to enjoy the quiet and beauty of a Douglas ﬁr and big leaf maple dominated forest in their own backyard.
Watch Wildlife & Birds
This greenway on Sauvie Island is perfect for bird watching and features many viewing areas. Wapato (Greenway Access) State Park has an approximate two-mile loop around Virginia Lake.
Tualatin Hills Nature Park is a remarkably diverse 222-acre preserve that includes 1.5 miles of paved trails and an additional 3.5 miles of well maintained, soft-surface trails.
The lakes are rimmed with a paved, wheelchair accessible path wich is used heavily by power walkers of all ages as well as binocular-laden parents and kids.
This portion of the Springwater Corridor runs along the Willamette River and connects to the large segment of the Springwater Corridor heading east to Gresham. The trail passes through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, affording many opportunities to bird watch.
Walking trails at Rood Bridge take visitors through woods, meadows, and along creeks along both paved and primitive paths.
The trail comprises 1.5 miles of paved nature trail connecting residential, commercial and industrial neighborhoods. The trail follows Rock Creek, which flows into the Tualatin River at Rood Bridge Park in south Hillsboro and eventually into the Willamette River.
Reed College Canyon offers a rare glimpse at wildlife in the center of a residential area.
Portland's first official urban wildlife refuge, Oaks Bottom is a 170 acre complex of meadows, woodlands and wetlands on the east bank of the Willamette River just north of the Sellwood Bridge. The Springwater Trail passes through the refuge and a 2 mile unpaved walking path loops around the marsh and connects up to Sellwood Park.
Mt Tabor is a very popular destination and features expansive views of downtown Portland, picnic areas, a dog off-leash area, natural surface and paved paths, a playground, a performance stage, and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts.