Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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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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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Great wooden paths. Wildflowers. Great for kids.

Cons

No dogs allowed. Trails can get muddy.

Features

Bird watching

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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