Molalla River State Park (Summer)

Directions: Take I-205 South to exit 9 (Oregon City/99E). Get on McLoughlin Blvd and then onto 99E South. Follow 99E for about 5.5 miles until you reach Territorial road and take a right. Take another right onto Holly St. which turns into 37th Ave. The park is on the left.

This park has different trails and you can kind of decide how far you’d like to go. We took a trail that followed along the Willamette River and Molalla River.

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From the parking area near the bathrooms walk down towards the boat launch and pick up the trail that will be following along the Willamette for a while. If you look right down the river you can see the Canby Ferry. The trail is gravel and wide and starts next to the off-leash dog area. Soon you’ll come to a large open field and follow this around and along the Molalla River. It’s not the most scenic hike but it’s still nice. You’ll continue following the trail in a loop that joins back to the trail by the dog park.

The trail is flat and well maintained making this a good option for all ages.

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Distance: Varies

Elevation: Depends on where you hike but it’s not much.

Difficulty: Easy

Pet Friendly: Yes

Good For: All ages

Bathrooms: Yes

Parking Fee: None

Seasons: All

Popular: No

Overall: Nice area, we’re excited to come back with our kayak.

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