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A cloudy, drizzly day in mid-November. A good time to do a 3 1/2-mile loop hike in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park a few miles west of home in the heart of the city of Beaverton.
The 222-acre Park surrounds the confluence of Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek.
It is a remarkably diverse wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests, ponds and streams. The trails’ names tell the story – – – Oak, Creek, Old Wagon, Vine Maple, Big Fir, Cougar, Chickadee, Cedar Grove, Ash, Serviceberry, Big Pond, Trillium Loop and Ponderosa Loop.
Interestingly enough, many of the trails had been made one-way due to COVID-19 concerns.
The highlight was watching squirrels foraging for food.
Well-maintained trails, although some are one-way now
Interesting ponds along the trail