Fall Outdoor Adventures
We may be biased, but fall is perhaps our favorite season in Tualatin Valley. Cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves are nature’s invitation to explore the outdoors and its many adventures.
Tualatin Valley boasts numerous trails and routes for cyclists of all abilities and levels. From challenging gravel routes and the 50-mile Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway to the car-free Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a rails-to-trails project that converted a dated railroad line into one of the most scenic rides in the region. These are just a sample of cycling routes in the valley that provide great options for cyclists to explore the fragrant autumn air.
There is no better way to experience the changing colors of fall than by catching the autumn breeze while zipping from tree to tree. Tree to Tree Adventure Park features aerial adventure ropes courses, zip line tours, dueling zip line racing, tree-top plunge and more. Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour is a guided zip-line tour through the forest canopy along eight zip lines that will take adventurers across majestic suspension bridges and near the breathtaking Brunswick Canyon.
Hiking & Camping
Tualatin Valley’s verdant forests and hilly landscapes provide plenty of open spaces for hikes to suit adventurers of all abilities. The Gales Creek Trail (PDF) passes through a remote and scenic section–complete with waterfalls and log bridges–of the Tillamook State Forest. L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, located in the Coast Range foothills, offers several mixed-use trails of varying difficulty and is a popular camping site for RV travelers and campers.
Tualatin Valley is Oregon’s unsung golf destination. Situated in a valley surrounded by lush green hills, our golf courses offer natural beauty and world-class play. Putt on greens groomed by nature, with lush, wide-open spaces where the crisp fall air on the front nine turns to sunbeams reaching across the fairway of the back nine.