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Sports & Recreation

Meet Tualatin Valley’s Outdoors
(and indoors, too)

The vastness of the Tualatin Valley, especially when venturing beyond the urban cities, offers innumerable options for outdoor (and indoor) recreation. Much 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 recreational pursuits.

Cycling in 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.

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.

Hike Tualatin Valley

Tualatin Valley’s verdant forests and hilly landscapes provide plenty of open spaces for hikes to suit adventurers of all abilities. Hike Tualatin Valley, from low-impact walks to mountain hikes of moderate difficulty. These numerous trails provide peaceful escapes, magnificent views and opportunities to view wildlife.  Grab the camera, don your hiking boots and explore.

Kayaking, Paddling and More: Water Recreation

Have a lake adventure on Henry Hagg Lake. Imagine yourself taking a dip on a hot day, water skiing or even fishing. Imagine paddling down 40 nautical miles of a peaceful, slow-moving river. Here in the Tualatin Valley, it’s not just your imagination; it’s a reality. (Note: Boat rentals available only during summer months.)

High-Flying Adventures

From tree-top fun to exhilarating indoor skydiving, these adventures are sure to get your adrenaline pumping! Glide through the Tualatin Valley skies with a glider ride or helicopter tour, swing through the trees on a zip-line adventure, or thrill in a free-falling indoor skydiving experience like no other.

Golf and Sports

Situated in a valley surrounded by lush green hills, it’s easy to see why the Tualatin Valley is a golfer’s dream. Putt on greens groomed by nature, with each shot ahead offering lush, wide-open spaces where a heron may take flight or cool, crisp air on the front nine turns to sunbeams reaching across the fairway of the back nine. With more than 12 golf clubs to play—with courses ranging from 18-hole championship courses for a day on the green to 9-hole executive courses to perfect your short game—golfing is more than a sport, it’s an adventure.

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Cycling Routes

Cycling in 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.

Ziplines, Gliders and More

High-Flying Adventures

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

Hikes

Take the Path Less Traveled

Hike Tualatin Valley, from low-impact walks to mountain hikes of moderate difficulty. These numerous trails provide peaceful escapes, magnificent views and opportunities to view wildlife. Grab the camera, don your hiking boots and explore.

Golf and More

Fabulous Fairways

Situated in a valley surrounded by lush green hills, it’s easy to see why the Tualatin Valley is a golfer’s dream. The golf courses dotting the landscape offer natural beauty and world-class play.

Paddling, Boating & More

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.



Tour Routes and Trails

Whether you are planning to explore the tasting rooms of the northern Willamette Valley, or want to take the road less traveled and see the Tualatin Valley by car, bike, foot or kayak, we have the tour routes and trails to help you accomplish your mission.

A beautiful view in Tualatin Valley in Oregon