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Tryon Creek State Park Trail

Portland, OR

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Tryon Creek State Park Trail is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Portland, Oregon and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Peckuck Lookout
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36 Completed 34 Reviews

A wonderful trail in the middle of nowhere. If you want a decent chance at seeing bears and/or cougars, it's here. The Molalla wilderness is a terrific and underused area. Anyway, it's a great trail starting out at the Rooster Rock trailhead that turns into a longer ridge hike to one of the few remaining stone cupulas left in the state. It's a terrific jumping-off point for hitting Rooster Rock or Table Rock. Just a great hike in a underused area. Bring lunch, or a sleeping bag and friends and stay in the lookout. There's a spring nearby for water.

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Table Rock Wilderness Area: Table Rock
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Love going to table rock! Amazing view!

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Table Rock Wilderness Area: Table Rock
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36 Completed 34 Reviews

Lions, and tigers, and bears: oh my! §§§ Put a dress on me and call me Dorothy; I might have a new favourite trail. I knew it was going to be a good one when .2 miles from the trailhead I ran into a black bear--my first bear sighting in Oregon. I startled him as I rounded a corner, and this 100lb+ creature shot up a steep creek bed with shocking speed. I was scared, surprised, and… found myself smiling ear-to-ear for hours following. There was coyote scat, an occurrence of cougar scat, and a fellow hiker who had a supporting witness that claimed they'd spotted a silver fox a few miles up the trail. I don't know what the hell was going on, but Table Rock seems to be critter paradise. §§§ Maybe it's because you're so far away from Kansas; moreover, maybe that's why I enjoyed it so. There were two sets of hikers on the entire 8 miles on a sunny Sunday--two! How great is that? It's pleasantly out in the middle of nowhere. §§§ You hike an old washed-out road, beautiful old growth, a talus slope, see amazing rock outcroppings, and end-up on top of the world. Up-top, I was looking at Hood, Jeff, Jack, and Brokentop... plus Faith, Hope, and Charity too. It was absolutely stunning, and--thankfully--no one seems to go here. §§§ Getting here isn't a breeze, and you'll be out of cell range for the last 20 miles. Although only 45 miles from Portland, it'll take you two hours to arrive. And leave your low-rider at home: the road will rip the front air dam right off it (and deservedly so: no one likes your yellow '95 Accord with the huge fin on the back anyhow--trust me here). I included written directions to the trailhead in the details section. §§§ If you want a well-groomed and perfect trail… go to Multnomah Falls. This one is fair but occasionally tricky, in the vein of Hamilton Mountain or the Cape Horn Loop. And it's effing fantastic. I included a map in my pics. Enjoy, people: the yellow-brick road has nothing on this trail.

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Table Rock
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Rekindling the urge to hike again after 20+ years. I enjoy hikes with elevation and great views. The Table Rock trail ended up being a very enjoyable trek. As described by other hikers, it offers some variety: wide path (at start), deep woods, rock (boulder) field, narrow paths along ledges, and a few steep inclines to test your legs and lungs. The trail's difficulty is rated as "moderate". The difficult sections are minimal and are spread out over the 4 mile hike. Once you break out on the Table top, you have great views of the various ranges. Unfortunately today there were some distant low hanging clouds which blocked a clear view of Mt. Hood and St. Helens - a little disappointing :(
The trail is not clearly marked in a few sections, but reading reviews from others and using a little common sense helped us to successfully navigate. The one minor down side is the last 4 miles of rough unpaved road to get to the trailhead. Enjoy this trail.

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Table Rock Wilderness Area: Table Rock
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26 Completed 14 Reviews

Hiked Table Rock this weekend, the weather was pretty good and the view was great as always. Not to many people on the trail, however the top was to crowded for my taste. This was my sixth time up and it seems to get better every time. Enjoy the photos.

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Molalla River Corridor
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58 Completed 23 Reviews

This is a wonderland of multiple trails and features, great family hiking.

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Molalla River Corridor
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I spent a few hours hiking some of these trails with my dog today. It is a beautiful area...the river, trees, trails, creeks, and small waterfalls. The trail system goes on forever.....or it seems like it. They are doing some logging using helicopters and such so some areas are off limits right now, but normally the trails are open year round to hikers and seasonally to bikes and horses. Only annoyance I noticed was the amount of trash along the road by the river. I really wish people would throw their trash in the actual garbage not just wherever they want. Otherwise the area is great...awesome hiking, well marked and maintained trails. Watch out for some fallen trees and the snow at the summit of Rim Trail. The trails are marked by difficulty as well and the maps at the info areas are very helpful. Worth the trip!

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Table Rock Wilderness Area: Table Rock
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

I love this hike and maybe it's just because I'm a sucker for a good view and the fact that you can hike half a day and get that - well it's pretty good in my book. You feel victorious when you get to the top! (...Or at least that's this chubby hiker's opinion. Maybe if you're used to scaling mountains, you feel bored.)

The old road has been washed out, which leaves you walking a ways along it before you get to the trailhead. It's a good indicator of how fast nature can take back an area like this (or how much maintenance goes into keeping these areas open!) that you have to go up and down gullies and fight brush in a couple of spots.

A shale slide in the last several years has left some hikers confused about which way to go as they try to pick their way across. (We passed several older couples who has simply turned around at this point.) The path has become pretty well marked, follow the indicators of those who have come before you but be prepared that a part of that shale field crossing is a bit harrowing. Recommend releasing dogs from leashes and not bringing very young or very clumsy people through this stretch. However, the shale field gives you good opportunity to spot some wildlife if you are willing to be patient. (Pikas)

Make sure you know where you are going. Both to get to the actual parking lot and which path you are taking. A lot of hikers have reported that they mistakenly wandered off to Rooster. Double check your directions and come prepared. Dark comes quickly out there in the deeply wooded sections.

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Table Rock Wilderness Area: Table Rock
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18 Completed 15 Reviews

A great half-day hike that yields great reward at the end and all the way in between. Be sure to do your homework before setting out to find this trailhead as there are very few signs and quite a few turns. Also, part of the gravel road up to the trailhead is a working logging road in which logging trucks fly up and down so BE CAREFUL! I almost lost a game of chicken with one on my way up. This hike is worth the drive from anywhere in the valley!

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Table Rock
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26 Completed 14 Reviews

This has been a yearly hike for 10 Plus years now. It starts out on the road, as the road gave way to large landslide many years ago. At landslide trail heads into woods for very short time then back to road, aprox .5 miles to trail head. After about 100' trail comes to T go left to reach table rock. Trail is in good shape, not a lot of view points, porbably the best on way up is at the Boulder field... you will know when you get there. Amazing view of top and valley below. Sometimes the trail is hard to see but just start walking acros the boulder field and you will see trail on other side, this is the worst part of the trail with the rocks and it gets narrow but won't last for long. You will come to some switchback on the back side with great views and HEY your almost there.
when you reach crest top head to you left for the flat (Table) area, it has the best views. I would recommend trying for the clearest day possable and any haze in the valley will block your view of most snow cap mountains. Enjoy.

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