Camassia Nature Preserve

West Linn, OR
Length: 1.40 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 3    Average: 3.3/5]

Camassia Nature Preserve is a wildflower oasis in the center of the city. This lush area consists of 22.5 acres of unique landscape including forest, marsh and rocky plateaus.

After parking at the end of Walnut Street, you’ll arrive at a Trailhead sign with brochures. Pick one up to read about the many plant species in this area. This loop trail is well marked along the way and offers opportunities to exit at several spots.

Some of the plants you may see include Common Camas, Rosy Plectritis, Oregon Saxifrage, Great Camas, Blue Eyed Mary, and Western Buttercups. Blooms typically begin in April and last through May.

Watch for poison oak (off trail) and fall hazards (roots and rocks)

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 300 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Rockclimbing, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Beautiful wildflowers

Trail Contributor

[Total: 3    Average: 3.3/5]

Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Map

Getting There

Take Hwy 43 South from Portland through Lake Oswego into West Linn


Take I205 south from Portland and use exit 8 to get to West Linn

After passing under the highway, turn right just before the gas station onto Willamette Falls Drive.  The road will turn sharply to the left before veering right onto Sunset Ave.  Take the first right onto Walnut Street. The road will end at the parking area.