Tualatin Hills Nature Center
The Tualatin Hills Nature Park is a 222-acre wildlife preserve in the heart of Beaverton, Oregon. It features evergreen and deciduous forests, creeks, wetlands, ponds, and meadows. The park is home to a variety of birds, mammals, and smaller creatures. About 1.5 miles of trails are paved, while the remaining 3.5 miles are well maintained, soft-surface trails.
The Tualatin Hills Nature Center, Oak Trail, and sections of the Vine Maple Trail are accessible to the disabled. We also have a wheelchair that can be checked out for no charge.
Highlights of the Tualatin Hills Nature Center include classrooms, a nature store, reference library, and exhibit area. The Nature Center offers a variety of environmental education classes and activities for adults, children, and school groups throughout the year.
Gifts for all ages are available at the Nature Store. You will find a wide selection of field guides, hiking books, and children's books. There are also shirts, stuffed animals, magnifying glasses, nature toys, birdhouses, feeders, and more.
Getting to the Park
From Highway 217 or Tualatin Valley Highway
Take Oregon 8/Canyon Rd/Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway about two miles west. SW Millikan Way is on the north side, between SW Murray and SW 170th. Go north on 160th, which becomes Millikan Way. The park is about one-half mile from the intersection on your left. If you pass a set of train tracks, you have gone too far.
From Highway 26 or Murray Boulevard
From Highway 26 (Sunset Highway), go south on Murray for about 1.5 miles. From Murray, go west on SW Millikan Way. The Nature Center is approximately 3/4 mile from the intersection. We are about 200 feet past the set of railroad tracks on your right.
By Public Transit
We are easily reached via TriMet's Westside Light Rail. Get off at the Merlo Road/158th Station. Turn left, cross the tracks and make a left turn onto the asphalt path. This is the Oak Trail. It will lead you into the park and to the Nature Center (about three-quarters of a mile away).
Nature Center Hours
Monday - Friday:
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday:
9 am - 5 pm (February through October)
9 am - 4 pm (November through January)
Nature Center Holiday Schedule
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (Christmas Eve): CLOSED
Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Christmas Day): CLOSED
Thursday, January 1, 2015 (New Year's Day): CLOSED
Monday, January 19, 2015 (MLK Day): OPEN
Monday, February 16, 2015 (President's Day): OPEN
Nature Center Maintenance Closures
The Center will be closed January 5-9, 2015 for facility improvements. The only programs running that week will be Nature Kids Preschool. The exterior restrooms will be open and a staff person will be in the office, but the public will not have access to the main building. If you need to contact us during this time, please call 503-629-6350.
Tualatin Hills Nature Park Hours
Daily, dawn until dusk, unless otherwise posted.
This page was last updated on Thursday December 18 2014 at 1:51 PM.