Graham Oaks Nature Park

The adjacent school playgrounds partly compensate for the fairly nondescript hiking.

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Open

Daily, 6:30 a.m. to legal sunset.

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A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park
A photograph taken at Graham Oaks Nature Park

Pros

  • The forested, western side of the walking loop is pretty, and there are a couple of benches at overlooks to stop for a snack and watch out for wildlife.
  • The adjacent, connected playgrounds at Boones Ferry Primary School are well equipped and diverting for junior hikers.
  • As per usual with Metro’s parks, the signage is excellent.
  • Restrooms at the main lot.

Cons

  • It’s really just one big loop around the park. The eastern half, along the Tonquin Trail, is a little dull at present – the park still needs a few years to grow into itself.
  • Even more dispiriting are the (resident association mandated) dishwater toned McMansions that flank the park’s northern edge.
  • FYI – like all of Metro’s nature parks, no dogs allowed. Not necessarily a con.

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if you like this…

…you’ll probably like Metro’s other nature parks, Cooper Mountain and Mt Talbert, even more.

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First posted: February 23, 2013; last updated: April 16, 2014.

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