The 3.5-mile Peninsula Crossing Trail crosses the North Portland peninsula between the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The paved pedestrian and bike path connects neighborhoods to workplaces, schools and the natural areas Willamette Cove and Smith and Bybee Wetlands.
Located within the wild and scenic Sandy River Gorge, Oxbow Regional Park offers rare access to many of the region’s natural wonders while providing a variety of unique recreational opportunities. The river draws swimmers, rafters, kayakers and drift boats carrying anglers.
This 21-acre community park provides unique recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities. A 1/2-mile paved path leads through open and wooded natural areas with viewpoints, boardwalks and bridges over Rock Creek. Benches are provided throughout the park along the paved pathway. The playground - with climbing boulder - and nine-hole disc golf course offer a range of options for active play.
Portland's first official urban wildlife refuge, Oaks Bottom is a 170 acre complex of meadows, woodlands and wetlands on the east bank of the Willamette River just north of the Sellwood Bridge. The refuge is the largest remaining natural area within the lower Willamette River floodplain and provides important habitat for fish and wildlife, including threatened salmon and over 175 bird species.
This nature park is a treasure of Hillsboro - providing unspoiled recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Paved and soft-surface paths lead through open and wooded natural areas with viewpoints, boardwalks and bridges over Rock Creek.
Benches are provided throughout the park along the paved pathway. There is also a picnic shelter.
Nadaka Natural Area is a quiet, woodsy escape in the city.