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 Monica Smiley at email@example.com or (503)218-2580.
2013 Paddle Trip Schedule
TRK trips are open to all members and the general public. Canoes and double kayaks are available for use on our trips for $50 and single kayaks are $40. Members receive a free boat rental! In April we will activate the links to online registration for these trips.
Bird Fest Paddle, Tualatin
Saturday, May 18
9am - 12pm
Join Tualatin Riverkeepers as we paddle near the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge to view and hear the returning neotropical migrant birds. Listen for the sounds of black-headed grossbeaks, western wood peewees and common yellowthroats. See the colorful western tanagers and lazuli buntings. Thrill at the belted kingfishers and ospreys diving for fish. Get close to the resident great blue herons and green herons.
We launch at 9am and we recommend that your arrive 30 minutes early. No experience necessary. Make sure you purchase one ticket for each person in your party. Free will donation accepted at registration.
24th Annual Discovery Day, Tualatin
Saturday, June 29
9am - 3pm
Join us for a fun day on the river! Discovery Day is a 2.5 mile paddle trip hosted by Tualatin Riverkeepers to raise awareness of the Tualatin River, its wildlife and the health of the water, environment and people.
Discovery Day starts at Tualatin Riverkeepers River House located at 11675 SW Hazelbrook Road and ends at Tualatin Community Park at 8505 SW Tualatin Road.
Discovery Day sells out every year! Register for a launch time to reserve your space today.
Sign up at discoveryday2013.eventbrite.com
Have questions? Please contact Margot Fervia-Neamtzu at 503.218.2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Day is FREE thanks to our friends at the Tualatin Basin Partners for Clean Water.
MidSummer Night Paddle, Tualatin
Saturday, July 20
5pm & 6pm
Family Day Paddle, Tigard
Saturday, August 10
9am - 11am & 12pm - 2pm
Westside Family-Friendly Paddle, Hillsboro
Sunday, August 25
1pm - 4pm
Tualatin River Clean-up
Saturday, September 21
9am – 12pm
Fall Colors Paddle, Tualatin
Saturday, October 5
10am - 1pm
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 email@example.com
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.