Discover the Wonders of the Tualatin Valley, One Trail at a Time
With a multitude of celebrated attractions and amenities, Oregon’s Tualatin Valley is a multifaceted and picturesque area, which mixes urban amenities with serene natural and agricultural settings. Located in Portland’s backyard, and conveniently situated between Mount Hood and the Oregon Coast, it’s easy to get to, and it offers plentiful options for travelers.
The Tualatin Valley, the heart of Oregon’s Washington County, excels as an outdoor adventure destination. Birders and photographers flock to the area’s protected wetlands and nature parks—especially during the spring migration season—to catch a glimpse of the more than 250 species of birds that have been spotted here.
One idyllic way to experience the nature of the valley is via the Tualatin River Water Trail. This 38-mile trail—perfect for kayaks and canoes—provides ample opportunity to spot a bird or mammal in its natural habitat. The slow-moving Tualatin River is ideal for all levels of paddlers and all ages, too.
Cycling is a growing activity in the Tualatin Valley. Within cities in the region, community bike paths are popular for family outings. More adventurous riders can travel the rural area of the destination, along the 50-mile Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway. This signed route is best for intermediate and advanced riders, and is a great way to view the charming countryside. Moreover, the bikeway offers a variety of attractions along the route for cyclists to visit, including wineries, farm stores, nature parks and more.
Travelers who want to experience the Tualatin Valley from the passenger seat, rather than a bicycle seat, the Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route provides a relaxing ride. Explore small-towns and pick fruit at a “u-pick” farm, or visit a winery to sample the newest release. This 60-mile route offers some of the best and most scenic views of the rich agricultural landscapes in the Tualatin Valley.
The area’s newest attraction is the Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County, which highlights the region’s agricultural and historical heritage. Pieces of public art showcase the art of quilting, and are composed of large, hand-painted wood blocks hand-painted in traditional quilt patterns that hold some significance to the area or farm where it is located.
Tualatin Valley is perfectly suited for a weekend getaway or a longer adventure, one trail at a time. Plan your getaway to Tualatin Valley today.
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Stay overnight at a historic hotel, or camp under the stars at a campground or RV park, or find a quaint roadside motel.
With more than 30 wineries with tasting rooms, there are plenty of places to enjoy picturesque autumn days with a glass of Pinot Noir.
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.
Find the perfect spots for hiking, cycling, paddle trips, fishing, wildlife watching and other outdoor pursuits.
From tree-top fun to exhilarating indoor skydiving, these adventures are sure to get your adrenaline pumping!