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Molalla River State Park

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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  • Molalla River State Park parking area.- Molalla River State Park
  • Bridge near Fir Grove Picnic Area.- Molalla River State Park
  • Fir Grove Picnic Area at Molalla River State Park..- Molalla River State Park
  • Restrooms near Fir Grove Picnic Area.- Molalla River State Park
  • An old barn, now a maintenance facility for the park.- Molalla River State Park
  • A small bog near Fir Grove Picnic Area.- Molalla River State Park
  • The eastern end of Molalla River State Park.- Molalla River State Park
  • The eastern end of Molalla River State Park near the parking area.- Molalla River State Park
  • The main picnic area near the boat ramp at Molalla River State Park.- Molalla River State Park
  • The Willamette River from the Molalla River State Park boat ramp.- Molalla River State Park
  • The Willamette River from the Molalla River State Park boat ramp.- Molalla River State Park
  • The Willamette River from Molalla River State Park.- Molalla River State Park
  • Molalla River State Park.- Molalla River State Park
  • Wildflowers at Molalla River State Park.- Molalla River State Park
  • Cape jewelweed (Impatiens capensis).- Molalla River State Park
  • Black cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) canopy near the end of the Molalla River. - Molalla River State Park
  • Trails near the end of the Molalla River. - Molalla River State Park
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Pros: 
Molalla and Willamette River access. Picnic areas.
Cons: 
Most of the park is inaccessible without a watercraft.
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Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Molalla River State Park is a humble spot, but if you are looking for a quick break from your routine urban getaways, this could be your place.  Likewise, if you are coordinating a group event and need a little room for your canine friends, there are several group event areas and a fairly large off-leash area nearby.  The park is day use only.

Many of the paths in the park are wide and are either graveled or paved, making them broadly accessible.  Located as it is at the confluence of the Molalla and Willamette Rivers, the park has a good boat landing and a short trail along the Willamette river.  For a short walk, park near the boat landing and look for the Riverside Trail to your left (west).  The trail stays high on the riverbank and traces the edge of private agricultural land before diving down into some thick riparian growth.  Follow this trail to the right to end on the banks of the Willamette.

Note: To make reservations for the Fir Grove Picnic Area call 1.800.452.5687.

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