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Camassia Natural Area

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • The Camassia Natural Area features sections of boardwalk for year-round access.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The story of the Camassia Natural Area and The Nature Conservancy's involvement.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The trail down to the West Linn High School Nature Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • Looking down at the West Linn High School Nature Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • Venturing north into the natural area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
  • The Camassia Natural Area.- Camassia Natural Area
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Pros: 
Great wooden paths. Wildflowers. Great for kids.
Cons: 
No dogs allowed. Trails can get muddy.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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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.

 

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