Only 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Tryon Creek State Recreation Area is a wooded escape from the busy metro area in Northern Oregon. Originally acquired between 1971 and 1988, the park provides a typical Willamette Valley ecosystem within the Portland metro area.
Tryon Creek State Recreation Area has more than 650 acres of forested area and is visited by over 300,000 people every year. With a variety of wildlife including owls, woodpeckers, bats, beavers, and more, this beautiful and peaceful park has plenty of wildlife to watch and plenty for you and your family to enjoy, even with your pup.
Tryon Creek State Recreation Area has eight miles of hiking trails for you to explore, as well as three miles of biking trails. If you have a horse, there are three and a half miles of horseback riding trails. Along the trails are eight bridges and a wetland boardwalk.
The park also hosts nature programs and guided hikes, as well as a summer day camp, a junior ranger program, special events, and more. Tryon Creek State Recreation Area is open year-round for day use. There are no reservations required and no overnight or camping facilities.
The park's hours vary throughout the year, opening from 7:00 AM to closing around sunset, between 5:00 and 9:00 PM. Pets are welcome at Tryon Creek State Recreation Area on a leash or in a crate. Be respectful of park rules and other guests. Pick up pet waste and keep the park clean.
Don't bring aggressive dogs or show your pet to bother others or wildlife. In Portland, Oregon, Tryon Creek State Recreation Area is a beautiful oasis just a few minutes from the hustle of the city. If you're looking to take a nice walk with your dog or horse in the Portland metro area, come spend the day at Tryon Creek State Recreation Area.