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Yakona is a privately owned property focused primarily on education. We offer limited public access to our trails by escort. If you would like to join a guided group tour, please visit our Events page for dates and details.

You can access Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center on your own by obtaining a permit to hike two miles across neighboring private property. You must apply for a permit from Emery Investment Properties in order to cross their land. You may apply via email to:

Yakona has no control over the issuing of Emery permits.

Your hike begins at a locked gate at the end of SE 40th St./SE Harborton St. near Wolftree Brewery in South Beach. You may park on the pavement across from SE College Way or near Wolftree Brewery.

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