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Nature Walks with Natalie

Natalie DaSilva is a local Oregon Master Naturalist, Certified Interpretive Guide and avid hiker. She enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest and volunteering with outdoor organizations around the Willamette Valley, Mount Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge.

Natalie has been leading guided nature walks at Hagg Lake since January 2023, and we are thrilled to offer seasonal hikes and workshops with her in the upcoming months. Join us to learn the unique landscape of Hagg Lake while exploring the hiking trails with a guide!

Nature walks are free -- registration required. Please sign-up following the link below.

All ages welcome for hikes. Workshops designed for ages 16 and older. Walks are typically around two miles, unless specified below. Please dress appropriately for the weather, layers and hiking shoes recommended. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen. Our seasonal concession stand (at C-Ramp) is open on weekends, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Our walks are designed for smaller groups and space is limited. Parking pass required for vehicles. Registration for walks opens 3-5 weeks before each event. 

Scoggins Creek Haiku Workshop -- Sunday, June 25 @10 am - Register Here!

​​​​​​Reading & exploring Haiku, its focus on seasons, weather, being present in the moment. Bring notebook and writing tool, collapsible stool or mat. This workshop will take place in the forest. This event might involve some walking, but less than two miles. For ages 16+. Scoggins Creek Recreation Area (#18)

Orchard Ridge Nature Walk -- Saturday, Sept. 23 @10 am - Register Here!

Learn about the history of farming community.
Orchard Ridge Trailhead #31

Big Leaf Maple -- Saturday, Nov. 4 @10 am - Register Here!

Enjoy fall foliage colors at the lake! Cedar Grove Trailhead #32



Natalie DaSilva

Natalie DaSilva

Natalie DaSilva