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Outdoor Recreation in the Tualatin Valley

The vastness of the Tualatin Valley, especially when venturing beyond the urban cities, offers innumerable options for outdoor recreation. Many of the valley’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 and cycling, paddle trips, fishing, birding and wildlife watching and other outdoor pursuits.

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Check Off Your Life List: Bird & Wildlife Watching

Hark! What’s that? It is the sound of birds calling you to the Tualatin Valley. Whether you’d like to try bird watching or you’re already a bona fide expert, the Tualatin Valley is the place to be for bird and wildlife watching. From wetlands dotted with birds to biking trails through forested areas, our outdoor opportunities satisfy every visitor. Plan a full day of wildlife watching in Oregon with us. Read more >>>

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Ride On: Cycling in the Tualatin Valley

The Tualatin Valley boasts many miles of bike paths, allowing for an exciting and invigorating day, weekend or week of discovery. From urban trails connecting cities, to rural paths in the forest, there is no shortage of places to take the road less traveled. Read more >>>

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Hike the Forests of Tualatin Valley

The Tualatin Valley’s verdant forests and hilly landscapes provide plenty of open spaces for hikes to suit adventurers of all abilities. From low-impact walks to mountain hikes of moderate difficulty, numerous trails provide peaceful escapes, magnificent views and opportunities to view wildlife. Read more >>>

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Paddle Down the Tualatin River

The Tualatin River–and the Tualatin River Water Trail–provides cool and calming recreational opportunities–especially in the summertime. Best of all, no advance planning is necessary for a boat trip, as rentals are available on a drop-in, first-come, first-serve basis at two different locations in the Tualatin Valley. Read more >>>

In addition to a paddle down the river, the Tualatin Valley also boasts a number of fishing holes. Visitors can get in on the angling action and  fish for trout, crappie and bass,  just three varieties of fish that can be found in the Tualatin Valley’s rivers, lakes and ponds. Hagg Lake is one of the more popular spots, and this lake offers myriad water activities, including swimming, boating, water skiing and more. Read more >>>

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Cycling

Cycling in the Tualatin Valley

From urban trails connecting cities, to rural paths in the forest, there is no shortage of places to take the road less traveled.

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Explore Nature & Wildlife

Pristine, rural wetlands, nature parks, wildlife refuges, verdant forests, tranquil waters and open fields, perfect spots for wildlife watching.



Where to Fish

Fishing Spots

The Tualatin Valley’s rivers, lakes and ponds — it’s some of the best and most diverse fishing you’ll find near Portland, Oregon.

Outdoor Recreation

High-Flying Adventures

From tree-top fun to exhilarating indoor skydiving, these adventures are sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

Paddling & Other Water Recreation

Water Recreation in the Tualatin Valley

The Tualatin Valley is rich in outdoor recreation, and water sports–especially kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing–are popular pastimes throughout Oregon.

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