ALERT: The Vine Maple bridge over Cedar Mill Creek will be closed starting April 18 and the Oak Trail bridge over Cedar Mill Creek will be closed starting May 2 due to the Clean Water Services sewer project. We expect both trails to re-open this Fall when construction is complete. Click here for a map of the current trail closures.
In the heart of Beaverton, Cedar Mill Creek spills into the westward flowing Beaverton Creek. Surrounding this confluence is the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, a remarkably diverse 222-acre wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests and streams that are habitat to insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
This nature park is a fascinating place to observe seasonal changes, such as the migration of rough-skinned newts to their breeding ponds or the waves of spring wildflowers or breeding birds. For hikers, birders and botanists of all ages, the mosaic of habitats within the park offers much to be discovered.
The park features about five miles of trail; 1.5 miles of trails are paved, while the remaining 3.5 miles are well-maintained, soft-surface trails. The Oak Trail and sections of the Vine Maple Trail are paved and wheelchair accessible.
More information about trails and accessibility is available from our partner Access Recreation.
The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is a wildlife preserve, so we ask that you please leave your dogs and other pets at home when you come to visit.
The Tualatin Hills Nature Center is the jumping-off point for visitors entering from the SW Millikan Way parking lot entrance. Stop by the center to check out the exhibits, have your wildlife questions answered, find out about programs or use the restrooms.
The Tualatin Hills Nature Park’s 120,000+ annual visitors owe a debt of thanks to a handful of dedicated community members and the voters who supported them in the 1970’s. Without their determination and persistence, the park might have been developed and its wildlife habitat lost forever. >> Read More