Nob Hill Nature Park is an oak woodland habitat near Olde Towne St Helens. Filled with native white oak trees, as well as shrubs and wildflowers, it makes a good place for birdwatching and flower study. Some of the things you might see there in spring include camas, trillium and fawn lilies. Perched on a basalt bluff, it looks out on the Columbia River, where Multnomah Channel joins the main channel. The park is small, only about 5 acres. It has a network of trails, so it makes a fun destination for local walks. (There is some poison oak, so please stay on trails.)
We are gradually improving Nob Hill Nature Park, with a little help from our friends. The Friends of Nob Hill Nature Park, in conjunction with Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, continue to work on removal of invasive plants, including English ivy, holly and blackberries. We hold volunteer work parties twice yearly. The Portland Chapter of the Oregon Native Plant created a Nob Hill Nature Park Plant List (October 2015) identifying the plant species present throughout the park.
The park is open year-round, daily from dawn to dusk. The main trailhead is located across from the City’s Waste Water Treatment Plant, 451 Plymouth Street, St Helens. We look forward to seeing you in the woods.