Ecological Interest

Marshall Park

This wooded canyon along Tryon Creek is the site of an abandoned quarry and is named in honor of the restoration efforts of F. C. and Addie Marshall, whose summer home has been replaced by a small playground and picnic site. Tryon Creek is a boulder-strewn brook here, its banks lined with maidenhair and sword-fern. Water tolerant western red cedars lend their graceful shade to the surrounding forest. A network of trails suitable for dry-weather hiking crisscrosses the canyon at Marshall Park.

SW 18th Place Portland, OR 97219

Marquam Nature Park

Marquam Nature Park is comprised of over 176 acres of undeveloped land and over 5 miles of hiking trails it is the third largest park in Portland. Minutes from downtown and easily accessible by public transportation, the park provides excellent hiking and running opportunities, an escape from city life, forested scenic views and native habitats that help to enhance the region's air and water quality.

SW Marquam St & Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland, OR 97201

Magness Memorial Tree Farm

Located approximately 4 miles south of Old Town Sherwood and 10 minutes west of 1-5 Wilsonville exit 283, Magness Memorial Tree Farm is now an internationally recognized demonstration forest and outdoor education site enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

This beautiful 80 acre property has a large natural area, small stream, nine comparative forest management zones, 2.5 miles of hiking trails, recreation field, small picnic shelter, and rustic log cabins for youth group overnight camping, outdoor schools, and retreats.

31195 SW Ladd Hill Rd Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site

Located at the western gateway of the Columbia River Gorge, Lewis & Clark State Park appropriately honors its legendary namesakes who camped and explored here in November, 1805. The park is situated near the mouth of the Sandy River where it spills into the mighty Columbia River and at one of the entrances to the Historic Columbia River Highway. A flat, grassy, tree-dotted park invites blankets and sun-lovers to come spend a leisurely day. One of the most popular swimming spots on the Sandy River is adjacent to the park, as well as a public boat launch.

Exit 18 off I-84, 16 miles E of Portland

Leach Botanical Garden

Leach Botanical Garden is located in a woodland hollow carved by Johnson Creek in southeast Portland. This botanical garden specializes in preserving the original Leach collection as well as introducing Northwest native plants through educational programs, conservation, and community involvement.

6704 SE 122nd Ave Portland, OR 97236

John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor

John B. Yeon Scenic Corridor honors a man who gave generously of his time and professional skills. He was one of the principal architects of the Historic Columbia River Highway (US 30); a major portion of the scenic highway joins I-84 westbound at Yeon State Park. Here is a hiker's paradise with a gentle rising trail that permits access to two of the most beautiful and secluded waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge: (lower) Elowah Falls and (upper) McCord Creek falls. Elowah Falls is a 289 foot drop over basalt that must be seen to appreciate.


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