COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open for limited day use. Nature Center is closed. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Not all facilities may be open for use at this time.
January - 7AM to 5 PM
February - 7 AM to 6 PM
March - 7 AM to 7 PM
April - 7AM to 8 PM
May - 7 AM to 9 PM
June - 7 AM to 9 PM
July - 7 AM to 9 PM
August 7 AM to 9 PM
September 7 AM to 8 PM
October 7 AM to 7 PM
November 7 AM to 5 PM
December 7 AM to 5 PM
Imagine stepping into a lush forest, where woodpeckers forage, squirrels leap from limb to limb, owlets wait quietly for their next meal, beavers work busily by the creek, bats bury deep within the creviced bark of a Douglas-fir tree, and wildflowers paint the understory as the seasons change. Discover it all, here at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, your oasis in the city. Where you can explore 658 acres of second-growth forests, walk along the meandering Tryon Creek, and connect with the flora and fauna that call this special place home.
Located about 15 minutes from downtown Portland is Oregon's only state park within a major metropolitan area. What will you explore today?
• 8-miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trail, 3-mile paved bicycle trail, and a paved all abilities trail
• 8 bridges and a wetland boardwalk
• Nature Center with interpretive exhibits and store
• Glenn Jackson Shelter
• Guided hikes, Summer Day Camp, Junior Ranger Program, School Field Trips, Special Events and many more.
Supported by a partnership between Oregon State Parks and the Friends of Tryon Creek, this park offers something for everyone. Want to learn more about the Friends of Tryon Creek? Be sure to check out their website, Friends of Tryon Creek.
Land for the park was acquired between 1971 and 1988 by gifts from Multnomah County, Friends of Tryon Creek, Annette T. Kraft and John and Julie Des Camp, as well as by purchase from private owners. The park was obtained to provide a natural area typical of the Willamette Valley ecosystem within the Portland metropolitan area which would be available for public study and education. Tryon Creek is named for Dr. Socrates Hotchkiss Tryon, an Oregon settler of 1850, who settled a claim near Oswego on which the park land is located.