Trail facts at a glance

Name - Tualatin River Water Trail - Lake Oswego Diversion Dam to Rood Bridge Park

Parks agencies, launches & contacts - ,

  1. Hillsboro Parks & Recreation - Rood Bridge Park - 503-681-6120

  2. METRO - Farmington Launch - 503 665-4995 ext 0

  3. Tigard Parks & Recreation - Cook Park - 503-718-2591

  4. Tualatin Riverkeepers - 503-218-2580 - for info on river condition and boat rentals

Cook Park has the closest parking and the best access to a launch, therefore:

Recommended location - Cook Park 17005 SW 92nd Ave, Tigard OR  97224

Hours - 8 am to dusk

Public transit - None within a mile

Length - Users can choose how long they are on the water - 40 miles total

How difficult is it - Easy to moderate for small boat users with some experience

Date of last visit - June 2017

While the Tualatin River stretches almost 80 miles from the coast range to the Willamette River, only the lower 40 miles of the river is accessible to paddlers.  With a barely detectable current in the summer, the Tualatin River Water Trail is the perfect place for beginning paddlers and families with children.  Along the way, wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant as you paddle through farmland, suburbs and the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Much of the Tualatin River runs through private property.  Currently there are no campsites on the lower Tualatin River.  Please do not trespass on private property or on the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.  We also ask that you pack your litter out with you.  Trash cans and restrooms are located along the river at Willamette Park, Fields Bridge, Brown’s Ferry Park, Tualatin Community Park, Cook Park, Jurgens Park and Rood Bridge Park.

For camping, RV sites, lodging and information for things to see and do in the Tualatin Valley, visit this link. Tualatin Riverkeepers is working with local governments to increase public access to the river.  The Paddler’s Access Guide to the Lower Tualatin River is produced and published by the Washington County Visitors Association, in partnership with the Tualatin Riverkeepers.

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Tualatin River Water Trail

Tualatin Riverkeepers

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Descriptions and map are courtesy of the Tualatin Riverkeepers