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Planet Nanny Explores: Intro to Tryon Creek State Park

February 12, 2018


Portland Area Explorers: Tryon Creek




Cost to visit: Free


Ages: All ages (some hikes are more kid friendly than others but most are friendly to jogging strollers or hiking backpack). Toddlers and older children alike will love the opportunity to climb, splash and explore. 


Location: 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

(15 Minutes or so from downtown Portland!) We used Waze to get there but the location aso shows up easily on Google Maps. 


Parking: Quite a lot of parking near the Nature Center


Bathrooms: At the Nature Center is your best bet for finding a bathroom. We found them clean and warm.


Accessibility: Mixed. Many smooth paths accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, however on some of the hikes there are stairs to be contended with to reach the top. 8-miles of hiking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trail, 3-mile paved bicycle trail, and a paved all abilities trail.


What to do here: Hike and enjoy nature! Visit the nature center! Story and Stroll for 2-6 year olds (and their parents or caregivers) is a fun and informative free event offered by The Friends of Tryon Creek. A volunteer leads children and their adults in an educational story time and then a kid friendly nature hike, ending with a craft back at the Nature Center. Visit