Hiking, Biking, Riding, Paddling and Walking Your Way Through Oregon’s Washington County
The vastness of Oregon’s Washington County, especially when venturing beyond the urban cities, offers innumerable options for outdoor recreation. Many of Oregon’s Washington County’s 727 square miles are devoted to pristine, rural wetlands, nature parks, wildlife refuges, verdant forests, tranquil waters and open fields, perfect spots for hiking, cycling, paddle trips, fishing, wildlife watching and other outdoor pursuits.
Birding and Wildlife Watching: Check off birds in your "life list." Hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects live here or just pass through during migration.
Hiking Trails and Camping: Washington County’s verdant forests and hilly landscapes provide plenty of open spaces for hikes to suit adventurers of all abilities.
Biking Through Oregon's Washington County: Hundreds of miles of trails and paths open to cyclists of all abilities are waiting to be explored (and we've got the maps to help you plan!).
Paddling Down the River: The Tualatin River, flowing from the Coast Range to the Willamette River, with its low gradient, slow water speed, and bends and twists, makes it ideal for canoes and kayaks.
Fishing: Fishing--especially for trout, crappie and bass, to name a few--in Washington County's lakes and ponds is a popular pastime and visitors can get in on the angling action as well.
Looking for other sports and recreation, including participatory and/or spectator sports? Look no further than here.
(Photo above is at the Tualatin River, by Scott Spiker)