Forest Park Trilliums

Portland’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban forest reserves in the United States.  Forest Park is a public municipal park in the Tualatin Mountains west of downtown Portland, Oregon. Stretching for more than 8 miles (13 km) on hillsides overlooking the Willamette River, it is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. The park, a major component of a regional system of parks and trails, covers more than 5,100 acres (2,064 ha) of mostly second-growth forest with a few patches of old growth. About 70 miles (110 km) of recreational trails, including the Wildwood Trail segment of the city’s 40 Mile Loop system, crisscross the park.This is one of the best places in the Portland metro area to enjoy the spring displays of Trillium’s.  In early April of 2011 I went on a hike at the far northwest end of the park to try to capture some images of Trillium’s.   This was my first use of my new Canon 100mm macro lens.  This is such a beautiful lens that I’ll let these images of trillium’s speak for themselves.

Trilliums abound in the Spring in Forest Park,  Portland, Oregon. (Philip A. Knouf)

Trilliums abound in the Spring in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon. (Philip A. Knouf)

Trilliums abound in the Spring in Forest Park,  Portland, Oregon. (Philip A. Knouf)

Trilliums abound in the Spring in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon. (Philip A. Knouf)

Trilliums abound in the Spring in Forest Park,  Portland, Oregon. (Philip A. Knouf)

Trilliums abound in the Spring in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon. (Philip A. Knouf)

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