Portland: Mary Young State Park

Home to a 9-foot Sasquatch, or just apretty bit of forest solitude along the Willamette River? Some think the former, but you'll definitely find the latter on this 3.8-mile trek.
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Home to a 9-foot Sasquatch, or just apretty bit of forest solitude along the Willamette River? Some think the former, but you'll definitely find the latter on this 3.8-mile trek.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.9

Waypoints

MYS002

Location: 45.3818206787109, -122.637222290039

Turn L; trail briefly winds into tallgrass meadow

MYS003

Location: 45.3817710876465, -122.630920410156

Turn L, swinging down into dense woods

MYS004

Location: 45.3815002441406, -122.627853393555

Spur trail: Turn R, dropping into a ravine with many wooded alcoves

MYS006

Location: 45.3794212341309, -122.627777099609

Park gate: Wide, muddy banks of Willamette River; backtrack to Waypoint 4 and continue straight

MYS005

Location: 45.3807678222656, -122.627784729004

Keep straight; bathrooms on R

MYS010

Location: 45.3833503723144, -122.624732971191

Photo op: Crews run dragon boats down river. Sidetrip: Head N to Cedar Island

MYS009

Location: 45.3822326660156, -122.624336242676

Veer L, heading N; creek with mini-waterfalls

MYS008

Location: 45.3822822570801, -122.626502990723

Climb ridge, turn R; L @ T into woods

MYS012

Location: 45.381721496582, -122.62841796875

R @ Y; famous Bigfoot sighting here in the 1970s

MYS013

Location: 45.3832702636719, -122.63159942627

Turn L, crossing footbridge; turn R, then return .5 mile back to car

MYS001

Location: 45.3834190368652, -122.638320922852

Cross road; trail heads S into a corridor of dark, thick hardwood

MYS007

Location: 45.3817329406738, -122.627265930176

Turn R; begin a small loop

MYS011

Location: 45.3903732299805, -122.627365112305

Island point; backtrack then swing WSW to close loop @ Waypoint 7; turn R