Nature & Outdoor Recreation

Just minutes from our Historic Downtown you can be hiking, horseback riding or biking through old growth forests, boating on a peaceful lake or playing a few rounds of golf on some of the most picturesque courses in the region. Here are some of the places to enjoy the great outdoors close to Forest Grove.

Fishing, hiking, boating, wildlife

This 1,200-acre reservoir is nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range, just west of Forest Grove. It reaches depths of over 100 feet and is well-stocked with rainbow trout, some reaching 7 pounds. Small-mouth bass and brown bullhead are also present. Many a young angler has landed his or her first fish at Hagg Lake! There are two boat launches on the lake, and several picnic grounds. Enjoy great waterskiing and other boating pursuits. Hagg Lake is surrounded by 15 miles of biking and hiking trails, where you might encounter the elk, deer, or coyote that call these woods home. The mixture of habitats around Hagg Lake also attracts a variety of bird life, including nesting pairs of bald eagles and ospreys.

Distance from Forest Grove: 8 miles

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