The Rock Creek Trail provides an important commuting route and natural escape in one of Oregon's largest cities: Hillsboro, located in the "Silicon Forest," a high-tech corridor on Portland's western side. The trail runs through a scenic greenway offering beautiful views of the creek, towering evergreens, meadows and wetlands. Orchard Park is a good place to start your journey; the park offers parking, restrooms and picnic areas. You'll then travel north across paved and boardwalk sections to the trail's end in Rock Creek Park.
Future plans call for extending the trail south another six miles to Rood Bridge Park, which offers access to the Tualatin River.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the southern trailhead near Orchard Park (20900 NW Amberwood Drive).
Rock Creek Trail
Rock Creek Trail is a great all style trail, you can walk, run, hike, bike, skate, or roll. I like to start the trail backwards from Rock Creek Park (close to home) Rock Creek Trail is dog friendly, so I pack a camel back or fannny pack with snacks, water, ...