Terwilliger Blvd to Lake Oswego via Tryon Creek State Park

CYCLE PORTLAND, ROAD RIDE, TERWILLIGER BLVD TO LAKE OSWEGO Bike riding over Terwilliger Boulevard from downtown Portland will provide a wonderful vista of three bridges over the Willamette River. After crossing a couple of busy intersections picturesque downtown Lake Oswego awaits on the other side of the densely-forested Tryon Creek State Park. This bike ride abounds with hills that are worth the effort in order to get glimpses through the trees of downtown Portland and scenic Lake Oswego. A favorite route to exit is the downtown Portland via Terwilliger Boulevard that ascends Marquam Hill traveling south. You’ll pass by the esteemed Oregon Health and Science University and under the aerial tram that brings people from the river up the side of the hill to the upper OHSU campus. After crossing SW Barbur Boulevard you’ll ride through the Burlingame neighborhood via a bike lane to the corner of SW Taylors Ferry Road where Tryon Creek State Park begins. Bike riding through this linear park it is hard to imagine that you are traveling parallel to busy Terwilliger Boulevard. The bike/pedestrian path meanders through the cool, dark forest. The bike path brings you to the road that travels through downtown Lake Oswego. The ride around the lake takes you through lovely neighborhoods along streets that front the lake. The architecture of the stately homes and manicured gardens are worth taking a little extra time to slow down and enjoy. Side Trip Saturday farmers’ market on the campus of Portland State University; Pioneer Square, aka Portland’s Living Room; the Waterfront; Campbell’s Native Garden in Lake Oswego. FOOD AND DRINK Food and drink are abundantly available downtown before beginning the ride and again in the town center of Lake Oswego. There are restrooms in Tryon Creek State Park. ACCESS By car, park anywhere downtown Portland near the South Park blocks. By public transportation, buses numbered 6, 38, 43, 58, 68, and 96 to the South Park blocks stop at #1108 on SW Columbia Street.
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Varied
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 40.23
First Aid
Bike hire facilities
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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