"Magness Memorial Tree Farm" Wilsonville Things to Do Tip by glabah
Wilsonville Things to Do: 9 reviews and 37 photos
Just outside Wilsonville, there is a tree farm and experimental forest that is owned by the World Forestry Center in Portland. This is a place where forestry is actually demonstrated to the public, outside the confines of museum buildings owned by the forestry center.
There are several hiking trails that lead up through the woods on steep slopes, and a rushing stream passes through the low central part of the forest. The central trail to the forest is paved, but the trails that explore the forest over the longest distance are not paved. There is a spring that was once a favorite of one of the family members that lived here.
Near the top of the hill is an old forest fire lookout, but the tower is generally off limits to visitors.
There are several cabins for staying the night and an educational center, but those are generally only open to educational groups.
If you are visiting late in the afternoon, or are passing through in the evening, take a moment to listen for the owls. They are known (and I have heard them first hand!) to unleash their spooky cry here.
Gates close at 5 at night, so mind your watches!
Address: Ladd Hill Road and Corral Creek Road
Directions: West on Wilsonville Road, north onto Edminston Road, north onto Ladd Hill Road. Parking is on your left just after junction with Corral Creek Road.
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