Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Land manager: 
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
Acreage: 
2379.66
Address: 
15655 SW Millikan Way Beaverton,OR 97006
Find directions using the Trimet Regional Trip Planner or Google Maps.

Surrounding the confluence of two streams, Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek, is the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, a remarkably diverse 222-acre wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests, and streams that are habitat for all sorts of insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Approximately five miles of paved and dirt trails wind through a mosaic of habitats that makes this urban natural area so unique. Get the detailed trail map here.

Seasonal changes among various stands of Oregon white oaks, maples, and huge stands of conifers can be dramatic. About 1.5 miles of trails are paved, while the remaining 3.5 miles are well maintained, soft-surface trails. The Nature Park Interpretive Center, Oak Trail, and sections of the Vine Maple Trail are accessible to the disabled. Regular wildlife sightings include, deer, coyote, owls, and beaver activity.

The Nature Park Interpretive Center is the gateway to the park and offers trail maps, restrooms, and a library of nature guides.

The park is also easily accessible by Tri-met since the north entrance to the park is directly adjacent to the Merlo Station MAX stop.

Read about birding at the park on Bird Guide.

Photos: 
Deer are a common site at the park.
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Finding the Nature in Tualatin Hills

My family and I visited for the first time recently, and it has officially been added to the ever-growing list of places we can’t believe we somehow overlooked, but will now visit frequently.

Raised On Nature - Wide Eyed at Tualatin Hills

Talk a Recess out to the Tualatin Hills Nature Park to discover the wonders of this urban oasis along the Vine Maple Trail.

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