Reed College Canyon

About the Canyon

Reed canyon is a 28-acre watershed in the heart of the campus, running east to west, dividing north from south, and is spanned by two pedestrian bridges and a land bridge. Home to a growing population of wildlife and native plants, the watershed includes the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek, a tributary of the Johnson Creek Watershed, and Reed Lake, which has been deemed the oldest naturally occurring lake in Portland.

This website includes details about restoration efforts for the canyon and also its history. Please enjoy the online view, and then make plans to visit.  

Spring Canyon Day 2016

canyon day image

Join the Reed community in planting native trees and shrubs, removing and rebuilding sections of damaged trail. The event is free and open to anyone. Tools, training, food and fun will be provided. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 9am until 3pm. Meet your friends at the western edge of the canyon near 28th street at the old farm property, across from the fruit stand.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves if you have them.

For more information email zac.perry@reed.edu or call 503-572-8636.