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Mary S. Young Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Map of the park trails at the main parking area (bobcat)
The Heron Creek Loop descending to Turkey Creek near the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Driving Directions

There are many options for getting here depending on where you live. These directions are from downtown Portland.

Drive Highway 43 (Willamette Drive) south.

From the junction with the Sellwood Bridge, keep going for 6.6 miles through Oregon City and turn left for Mary S. Young Park.

Keep to the left and head around to the main parking area, which you reach after 0.6 miles.

Alternatives to Driving

Tri-met Bus #35 runs along Willamette Drive. Stops are near Mapleton Drive (just north) and Linwood Drive (just south) of the state park. You can access the trail system almost immediately from either stop as there is a path that runs parallel to Willamette Drive between these two streets.

Other Notes

  • There is an official off-leash area; otherwise dogs must be kept on leash
  • The floating bridge to Cedar Island is open spring into fall (Depends on Willamette water levels).
  • There are restrooms, picnic tables, and playing fields.

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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