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  • Big old split tree in Tryon Creek State Park
    Big old split tree in Tryon Creek State...
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    rough trail in Tryon Creek State Park
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  • George Rogers Park: popular spot, nice picnic area
    George Rogers Park: popular spot, nice...
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    Tryon Creek State Park

    by glabah Written May 15, 2008

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    Marsh area in Tryon Creek State Park
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    Tryon Creek State Park is located on the border between Lake Osweg and Portland. Most of the information I have collected on the park is located in a tip located in a Portland tip, but despite the official address of the park putting it in Portland the park is really more of a Lake Oswego area attraction.

    For basic information about Tryon Creek State Park see the Tryon Crrek Park Tip I have stored under Portland.

    The photos I have placed here are unique to this tip, however.

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    • Birdwatching

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    Old River Road Pathway

    by glabah Written Sep 6, 2007

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    Pathway is separate along river for short distance
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    Starting from George Rogers Park, a paved pathway leads across a bridge and along the Willamette River until it joins Old River Road. In this section of the trail, there are several seasonal waterfalls (winter and spring but seldom in summer) and a bridge with a great view downriver.

    After a short distance, the pathway joins and exists along the edge of old River Road until it reaches the border of the city of West Linn, where the path itself stops.

    Although there is private property on both sides of Old River Road, there are some great views of the river available along this pathway.

    From here, walks may either turn around (giving an approximate 3.5 mile round trip back to the park) or they may continue south:

    Option 1: continue south along Old River Road until it joins Highway 43 (Willamette Drive) just north of Mary S. Young state park. A paved pathway then leads along the side of Highway 43 to the entrance of Mary S. Young state park, or further south if you so desire.

    Option 2: Turn towards the river at Elmran Avenue, and continue downhill on Elmran Avenue until it reaches Nixon Avenue (just before the boat ramp at Cedar Island Park). Go south on Nixon Avenue until the road ends at the border of Mary S. Young state park. At the border of the park there is a gateway between the end of the road and the trail system of Mary S. Young state park. This is a somewhat longer way to get to the park, but it avoids the busy section of roads (particularly highway 43).

    For more information, see the city of Lake Oswego web site, below

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    George Rogers Park

    by glabah Updated Sep 4, 2007

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    George Rogers Park: popular spot, nice picnic area
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    George Rogers Park is located on the southern edge of Lake Oswego.

    Along with the old iron works furnace (a tribute to early Oregon industry) there is a play ground, several picnic areas (with the unique fire pits in the picnic area mirroring the shape of the old iron furnace), views of the Willamette River, and a staircase that leads down to the beach. There are soccer fields and softball / baseball fields and other open grass areas.

    On a hot vacation day, you will find the tiny beach here to be a popular place for local children to play.

    This park is also the starting point for The Old River Road Willamette Greenway Trail, a river side trail that, if you continue past the end of the trail on local roads, goes all the way to Mary S. Young state park in West Linn.

    There are several other nature trails within the park itself.

    One small area of this park is also set aside as the home of the Lake Oswego Sister City Area.

    The web site below is for the city of Lake Oswego.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Family Travel

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