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Tryon Creek Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The Nature Center is located right at the main parking lot (Martell)
The parking area at Tryon Creek State Natural Area (bobcat)
Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) blooms in March (cfm)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Open 7:00 a.m. to dusk
  • No fees
  • Nature Center open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
  • Picnic area near Nature Center
  • Brochures available at various trailheads, bridges, and junctions

Driving Directions

From downtown Portland:

Drive I-5 south to Exit 297 for Terwilliger Boulevard. After exiting, turn right for Terwilliger Boulevard, Lewis & Clark College, and the VA Hospital.

In 0.1 miles, make a right over the Terwilliger Bridge for Lewis & Clark College.

Drive 0.7 miles to a traffic light at the junction of Terwilliger and Taylors Ferry Road.

Keep straight here for 0.9 miles.

At the junction with Boones Ferry Road, keep left on Terwilliger Boulevard and drive 0.3 miles to a roundabout.

Keep straight (second exit) here to continue 0.8 miles on Terwilliger.

Make a right turn into Tryon Creek State Park, and proceed 0.1 miles to the parking areas near the Nature House.

Alternatives to Driving

Tri-met Bus #38 runs along Terwilliger and then along Boones Ferry Road. The paved bike trail that leads into Tryon Creek State Natural Area begins at the junction of these two roads. Tri-met Bus #39 goes to Lewis & Clark College. You can get off at the roundabout junction of Terwilliger Boulevard and Palatine Hill Road (Lewis & Clark Law School). Trails run into the state park from the Law School.

Alternate Trailheads

There are several other trailheads surrounding the park. See the park map for details.

  • Terwilliger Trailheads
    • Lewis and Clark Trailhead, located near the intersection of Boones Ferry and Terwilliger.
    • Main Parking Lot and Nature center, information above on this page.
    • Terwilliger Iron Mountain Trailhead, between Northgate Drive and Highway 43.
    • Terwilliger Bike Trailhead, near the intersection of Terwilliger and Highway 43
  • Boones Ferry Trailheads
    • North Creek Trailhead, on the East side of Boones Ferry between Palatine and Arnold St.
    • Boones Ferry Horse Trailhead, on the East side of Boones Ferry between Coronado and Stephenson.
    • 4th Avenue Lewis and Clark Trailhead, located at the end of 4th ave, which is off Boones Ferry.
    • Englewood Trailhead, at the end of Englewood Drive, no parking available. Walk-in only.
    • Red Fox Trailhead, at the end of Boca Ratan Drive.


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