Tualatin Hills Nature Park is a remarkably diverse 222-acre preserve that includes 1.5 miles of paved trails and an additional 3.5 miles of well maintained, soft-surface trails.
Located only minutes from downtown Portland, Tryon Creek State Natural Area is Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area and features weekly guided hikes, wildlife classes and seasonal highlights.
A network of trails suitable for dry-weather hiking crisscrosses the canyon at Marshall Park. Late summer is a good time to visit, when trails are packed hard and the shady canyon offers a welcome reprieve from the heat. Within the park is a waterfall framed by rock boulders. One of the notable features of the trail system is a small stone bridge which spans Tryon Creek.
Bald Peak (1,629' elev.) is located where the worlds of high-tech and rural Oregon meet. Restaurants, shops, nightlife and a fast-paced abound in nearby Hillsboro. Farms, wineries, fruit stands and a slower pace of life can be found in Newberg. Take a relaxing, scenic drive through the Chehalem hills from Hillsboro to Newberg. Along the way, stop at Bald Peak State Park, where you will experience a stunning view of the Willamette Valley. There's a nice grassy hillside perfect for a picnic. Afterward, go for a short stroll through a Douglas fir woodland.
Ainsworth is equal parts waterfall wonderland, hiker's playground and camper's delight.
The community garden is located in the northwest corner of the property and includes a demonstration orchard.
Named for the purple camas flower, in mid-to-late April, the grassy plateaus and rocky outcroppings here are awash with the color of blooming camas, large-flowered collinsia, and rosy plectritis.