Portland: Tryon Creek Loop

Don't miss the wildflower show--it's easy to catch a city bus to the start of a 4.2-mile stroll in Tryon Creek State Park.
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Don't miss the wildflower show--it's easy to catch a city bus to the start of a 4.2-mile stroll in Tryon Creek State Park.

Mapped by Joe Kurmaskie

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.2

Waypoints

TCS001

Location: 45.4530296325684, -122.676528930664

From bus stop, go W down short path to multi-use trail toward Tryon Creek Nature Center. Tiger lilies, Indian plum flowers

TCS002

Location: 45.4412536621094, -122.676208496094

Hop onto Old Main Trail near N end of nature center. Pass under Douglas firs with a tangled fern understory

TCS003

Location: 45.4419746398926, -122.676170349121

L onto Middle Creek Trail. More firs, fragrant fringe cups in spring

TCS004

Location: 45.442684173584, -122.676124572754

Turn L. In late April, look here for trilliums (rare wildflowers with three white petals); in summer, sweet salmonberries

TCS005

Location: 45.4423332214356, -122.678100585938

Veer R and descend 125 ft. to Tryon Creek. Trail changes from upland forest to a riparian strip along the creek

TCS006

Location: 45.4418792724609, -122.68041229248

Turn L @ T, then take quick R ahead among bigleaf maples

TCS007

Location: 45.4398612976074, -122.680229187012

Turn R again. More berries, orange jewelweed blooms. Tip: Rub jewelweed leaves on skin to reduce poison-ivy rash

TCS008

Location: 45.4380111694336, -122.681777954102

L @ 4-way

TCS009

Location: 45.436840057373, -122.684288024902

Cross Tryon Creek, useful to spawning salmon, thirsty bobcats, deer

TCS010

Location: 45.4349746704102, -122.677169799805

Turn L

TCS011

Location: 45.4366645812988, -122.676040649414

Go R back onto Old Main Trail. Short climb; volunteer crews often work here pulling invasive English ivy plants

TCS012

Location: 45.4388656616211, -122.675445556641

L @ Y, then R @ T

TCS013

Location: 45.4409103393555, -122.675582885742

R @ 4-way; head back to trailhead under firs and cedars. Catch next bus