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Marshall Park Hike

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A bridge in Marshall Park Martell
A series of small cascades is just upstream from the picnic area Martell
A slightly unexpected creek crossing Martell


Hike Description

This hike begins in Marshall Park and heads southeast into a disconnected upper section of Tryon Creek State Park. It follows Tryon Creek along a narrow section of land which is just large enough to take you away from the neighboring houses to enjoy the lush forest and meandering creeks.

Start at either the Marshall Park Trailhead (on 12th) or the Marshall Park Trailhead (on 18th) and head downhill towards a picnic area with a swing set and slide. Just upstream from the picnic area is a series of small cascades in the creek which is a feeder to Tryon Creek.

Cross over the stone bridge and head southeast following the creek downstream. You will cross SW Maplecrest Drive and once you are on the other side you are actually in Tryon Creek State Park. From here the trail works downhill toward Tryon Creek. In late March and early April this area is filled with trilliums. At the bottom of the hill, you'll come to a log bridge over Tryon Creek. The trail continues downstream, but it's often quite muddy and there's little to see beyond the bridge. Continue along the trail as far as you like-- you will eventually hit Boones Ferry (and from there you can reach the Boones Ferry trailheads of the Tryon Creek State Park area). To reach the North Creek Trail (the closest Tryon Creek trailhead), head up to the right a couple hundred yards and look for the trail on the other side of the road. Be careful crossing Boones Ferry.


Fees, Regulations, etc.

  • Marshall Park closes at 10pm.

Trip Reports

Related Discussions / Q&A

Guidebooks that cover this hike

  • Portland Hill Walks - by Laura O. Foster


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