The Camassia Nature Preserve is a great little hiking spot tucked away in the backyard of West Linn High School. The wood plank trails make for a scenic and fun hike through the 22.5 acre preserve that is maintained by The Nature Conservancy. The area was formed by ice age floods nearly 15,000 years ago, and the mesic habitat hosts plant species such as the Oregon oak, willow, common camas, rosy plectritis, madrona, and Oregon saxifrage. Be sure to watch out for the poison oak that lingers at the trail edges.
Hikers are required to stay on the trails in order to avoid disturbing the wildlife. Dogs, bicycles, horses, camping, hunting, littering, fires, and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the preserve. Parking is limited to a small lot at the trail entrance at the end of Walnut Street.