Categories: Portland Area Hikes
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.
Next to Lewis & Clark College, Tryon Creek is the only Oregon state park within a major metropolitan area.
It’s mid-January with overcast skies and drizzle when I visit. Every once in awhile the sun tries to break through the cloud cover.
The six-mile hike brings back memories of early springtime and trilliums too ubiquitous to count.
A nice outing indeed.
Oh John, your photos here, as usual, are absolutely exquisite. I love the title and sign, and your description of the park’s placement. The ferns, moss, and Oregonian wetness come alive in your photos. And the snowberries photo truly calmed my soul.
Thanks for the kind words. Tryon makes a nice place to hike, although it’s much more photogenic when the trilliums are in bloom.
John I grew up hiking and camping in this area back in the 50’s, and I was so glad when it was not developed but was turned into a state park for all to enjoy. Don
I agree Don. It’s a very pleasant area. The park is always clean, the folks in the visitor center are gracious and the trails are well maintained. It’s a gem.