Nestled in the woods at the base of Parrett Mountain, between Wilsonville and Sherwood, Magness Memorial Tree Farm, is an internationally recognized 80-acre demonstration forest and outdoor education site. Ideal for a picnic, hike or tranquil nature walk, this 80-acre gem is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The farm boasts a large natural area, small stream, nine comparative forest management zones, 2.5 miles of hiking trails, a recreation field, a small picnic shelter and rustic log cabins for youth group overnight camping, outdoor schools and retreats. Free guided tours are offered every Sunday at 2pm, rain or shine.
Along the trails, interpretive signage identifies native trees, plants, animals and forest ecology. Read more about the hiking trails at Magness >>>
Hours: Open daily; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (September-May); 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
ADA Accessible: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pet Policy: Pets must be on a leash
Flora: Magness has more than 30 different species of trees, including Western Red Cedar, Giant Sequioa and Douglas Fir, Oregon’s official state tree; Oregon Grape, Vanilla Leaf
Wildlife: Flying Squirrel, Rubber Boa
Did You Know…
- Douglas fir is the second tallest tree in the world?
- Magness’ streams had salmon at one time?
- Stinging Nettle is edible and tastes like spinach?