Urban Hiking: Three Creeks Natural Area

Urban hiking can be defined many ways.  When I head to a spot  for a hike inside the metro area, I know I may see a bit more trash, graffiti, and uses of nature I might find strange. Yet such experience and observations are also invigorating. Wandering around the Three Creeks trails, I found hidden camps, graffiti walls, bridges to former industrial wastelands, and more.

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Because the Three Creeks area is less official than Mount Talbert or Powell Butte, there is less protection of the area, but I saw many new plantings, as a group works tirelessly to reclaim the area from the industrial past that reportedly included a dry cleaner dumping its chemicals in the bottomland here.  I am glad people pay a bit more attention to nature now.  Three Creeks is a great place to  see it. I will continue to seek unique hiking destinations near Portland.  Suggestions, anyone?

About Josh Baker

"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” ― John Muir

Posted on May 30, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nothing YOU probably haven’t already seen but if you love birds, have you been to Steigerwald National Wildlife Preserve yet? Marshlands are lovely, and by Columbia slough. A fave of mine.

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