Tryon WIlderness


Ferns and small cedar trees cover the forest floor, large-leaf maple trees climb to the heavens, a few second-growth Douglas firs are beginning to establish their dominance and small streams tumble near the trails.

It’s the first day of winter and the weather is unbelievable – – –  54 degrees with some sun breaks at the Tryon Creek visitor center.

Next to Lewis & Clark College, Tryon Creek is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area.

The six-mile hike brought back memories of early springtime and trilliums too ubiquitous to count.

Another reason to live in Portland.

Tributary to Tryon Creek

Tributary to Tryon Creek

Sun-dappled trail

Sun-dappled trail

Old Cedar tree that began life growing on a stump

Old Cedar tree that began life growing on a stump

Reflections in Tryon Creek

Reflections in Tryon Creek

Sun bursting through the tall trees

Sun bursting through the tall trees

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7 comments

  1. I used to live across from this park and it was a blessing. Many a good run taken through the woods.

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  2. Love the last one, “Sun bursting through the tall trees.” We live relatively close to Tryon, and since moving here in 2010, it has been our most visited natural area.

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