Portland: Takena Landing Park

This 3.6-mile dayhike is a fast way to get your wildlife fix: birds strut the riverside, deer hide in the cedars, and beavers build elaborate dams.
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This 3.6-mile dayhike is a fast way to get your wildlife fix: birds strut the riverside, deer hide in the cedars, and beavers build elaborate dams.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 2.9

Waypoints

TLT001

Location: 44.6403656005859, -123.107536315918

Head E from parking lot

TLT002

Location: 44.6401481628418, -123.106063842773

Pass under highway on paved path. Trail is marked with Eagle Scout sign. Trail turns to dirt after trailhead sign

TLT003

Location: 44.6402320861816, -123.103103637695

Roll through cedars and oaks with a berry-rich understory as you hug the riverside. Good places to launch a canoe, swim, or fish

TLT004

Location: 44.6413650512695, -123.09895324707

Short incline. Eddies swirl and waterfowl fi sh in the Willamette River

TLT005

Location: 44.6417350769043, -123.097236633301

Straight @ 4-way. Faint trail on L leads to wood RR trestle

TLT006

Location: 44.6431999206543, -123.091819763184

Keep straight past small inlet; thick understory on both sides of trail

TLT007

Location: 44.6432342529297, -123.091682434082

Straight @ 4-way; woods grows thicker

TLT008

Location: 44.645149230957, -123.085151672363

Drop into ravine. Note: Water level can be calf deep during spring (bring gaiters)

TLT009

Location: 44.646900177002, -123.080146789551

Great blue herons feast along the Willamette River

TLT010

Location: 44.6479148864746, -123.078987121582

End @ large beaver dam. Return to trailhead