Basic Kayak Trip – 2 hours - $45 per person
Lean basic kayak stokes and put them right to practice on a two hour guided paddle trip. Animals are everywhere, so keep eyes peeled and paddles steady. Evidence of beaver sliding down the muddy river bank or basking turtles will be among the many natural wonders you will experience.
Birding the Tualatin – 2 hours - $55 per person
Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Birds you’ll likely see – green heron, osprey, wood duck and spotted sand piper. Birds you’ll definitely see – great blue heron, kingfisher and red-tailed hawk. Summer time brings diverse warblers to the shores of the Tualatin. Keep your ears and eyes open.
All our trips include all necessary gear. One and two person kayaks, paddles and life jackets.
Our guides are volunteers, all experienced paddlers, trained in water rescue, CPR and first aid.
99W Canoe Launch in Tualatin and Cook Park in Tigard. Both sites over easy access to the Tualatin River via paved boat launch. Picnic shelters, hiking trails and public restrooms are adjacent.
Tualatin Riverkeepers will provide group transport for participants upon request for an additional $5 per person.
Tualatin Riverkeepers will provide boxed lunch for an additional $6 per person.
Arrange Your Group Trip
To arrange your group paddle trip, please contact Margot at email@example.com or (503)218-2580.
The 2013 paddle trip season is over. Come back to this page next Spring to see our 2014 Paddle Trip Schedule.
Become a Member and Save
Membership in Tualatin Riverkeepers comes with benefits that includes a free paddle trip, or multiple trips depending on your membership level. To become a member, click on the donate now button below. Then remember to come back and register for the trip(s) you want to go on using your membership code.
While Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) paddle trips are open to all members and the general public, space is limited and reservations are required. TRK canoes and kayaks are available by reservation for $50 per boat. Personal flotation devices must be worn on paddle trips. TRK trips may be cancelled due to severe weather (lightning, flooding, ice etc.), but will often take place in the rain. Please dress accordingly.
All trip leaders are volunteers and are not compensated for the time and energy that they put in to making our Trips and Tours Program successful. TRK trips may be canceled if we are unable to recruit sufficient volunteer support to lead a safe and enjoyable trip. For more information or to register for our trips and tours, please call (503) 218-2580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trips & Tours Program are sponsored by REI, the City of Tigard, Washington County Visitors Association, and the Willamette River Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Paddle Trip Documents
Please print and fill out a waiver form and bring it with you the day of the paddle trip.
The Tualatin River
The Tualatin River is a slow, meandering river, which is more like a series of long lakes because of a very low gradient the lower 30 miles. The river offers a fantastic opportunity for paddlers that are new to the sport to "get their feet wet." The beauty and serenity of the river keeps enthusiasts coming back again and again.