Explore Tualatin Valley’s adventurous side this summer

Explore Tualatin Valley’s adventurous side this summer

The vastness of 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. These are perfect spots for hiking and cycling, paddle trips, fishing, birding and wildlife watching and other outdoor recreational pursuits.

 

Water Recreation:

Explore Tualatin Valley’s waterways, which provide refreshing outdoor recreational opportunities from kayaking to fishing. The Tualatin River National Water Trail, less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Portland, is one of the best ways to explore the picturesque valley. Henry Hagg Lake provides a calm respite from warm summer days.

 

Pedal Paradise:

Tualatin Valley is a cyclist’s haven where verdant vineyards, rolling hills and charming small towns await exploration. Whether you’re a leisurely rider or a seasoned enthusiast seeking adrenaline-pumping trails, Tualatin Valley offers an array of cycling experiences to suit every preference and skill level.

 

High-Flying Adventures:

Adventure seekers need to look no further than Tualatin Valley, where exciting high-flying adventure awaits. From tree-top fun at local zipline parks to exhilarating glider rides, these adventures are sure to get your adrenaline pumping!

 

Hike the Trails:

Tualatin Valley’s green forests and hilly landscapes provide plenty of open spaces for hikes to suit adventurers of all abilities. Find plenty of trails, from low-impact walks through nature parks to mountain hikes of moderate difficulty.

All of these adventures combine well with myriad local dining options, breweries, wineries and much more. Read the Summer 2024 Inspiration Guide and plan your Tualatin Valley getaway.

 

For more ideas of what to do in Tualatin Valley, including wineries, breweries, restaurants, local retail shops, hotels and more, visit TualatinValley.org.