Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Oregon

Beaver Bridge

Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a 645-acre park in Portland, Oregon. The park is encompasses forested hills and valleys around Tryon Creek, and includes 8 miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trails, and a 3-mile paved bicycle trail. This map shows the extensive trail network.

I went for a hike on the hot afternoon of August 9, 2017. This 2.38-mile hike began at the nature center, and went north on the Old Main Trail for 0.16 mi before turning on the the Maple Ridge Trail for 0.12 mi. I then went on the Middle Creek Trail for 0.14 mi and descended into the valley, crossed the High Bridge, and followed the Middle Creek Trail south for 0.18 mi as it follows Tryon Creek.

Tryon Creek

I then turned onto the Cedar Trail, which climbed up the hill for 0.53 mi before crossing Bunk Bridge. The Cedar Trail then continued for 0.40 mi before I turned onto the Red Fox Trail for 0.24 mi as it crossed Red Fox Bridge over Tryon Creek and then climbed up the hill on the other side of the stream. I then followed a combination of the Old Main Trail, Big Fir Trail, and Center Trail for 0.61 mi before it returned to to the nature center.

Bunk Bridge

Overall this was a nice, short hike through a quiet refuge amidst the city of Portland.

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