Hoyt Arboretum

Portland, Oregon

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This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through a variety of forested ecosystems, including oak woodland, redwoods, and ponderosa pine forest. Hoyt Arboretum was founded in 1928, and the first trees were planted in the 1930s. The arboretum has more than 5,000 labeled plants and trees that represent more than 1,100 different species. Before you start the hike be sure to stop in the visitor center (open 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily). This loop route takes you past several groups of tree species that are grouped by family. You’ll start off on the Oak Trail, which takes you through a sunny oak woodland filled with black oak, Japanese evergreen oak, and Konara oak.
Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series)

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Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series)

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

This route travels through the spectacular 185-acre tree museum of Hoyt Arboretum in Southwest Portland. The path winds through a variety of forested ecosystems, including oak woodland, redwoods, and ponderosa pine forest. Hoyt Arboretum was founded in 1928, and the first trees were planted in the 1930s.

The arboretum has more than 5,000 labeled plants and trees that represent more than 1,100 different species. Before you start the hike be sure to stop in the visitor center (open 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily). This loop route takes you past several groups of tree species that are grouped by family. You’ll start off on the Oak Trail, which takes you through a sunny oak woodland filled with black oak, Japanese evergreen oak, and Konara oak.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Length: 1.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: June through Oct
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Forest Park
Local Maps: Maptech CD: Newport/Portland/Mount Hood/The Dalles, OR; USGS: Portland, OR. You can download trail maps for free from the Hoyt Arboretum website: hoytarboretum.org. You can also find the Hoyt Arboretum Trail map at the visitor center for a small fee.
Topo Map: Hoyt Arboretum Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series) Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

1/3/2010

Beautiful hike, even on a drizzly day!! A little snow on the trail above Triple Falls, and a stream to cross within sight of the bridge turnaround point above Triple Falls. Still somewhat busy on the trail in spite of the season and weather. I took a friend visiting from out of town and she was duly impressed with the beauty of the area!

7/20/2008

We started at Multnomah falls to Larch Mountain. We took a left and headed up up up to Franklin Ridge. With our map left on the dining room table we thought we might be lost and too far east until we finally came to the Oneonta trailhead market. (what a relief!) we hiked down with amazing views. Large Boulders, Huge trees and views to die for all the way down. We finally reached a few trailheads but stayed on Oneonta. After a few miles of all downhill hiking, we reached triple falls and horsetail falls trail head. Triple falls was beautiful but it was busy with people (Sunny Saturday afternoon) We reached Trail #400 and headed back to Multnomah falls. You hike up, down and on level ground. You reach the Scenic Columbia River Gorge Hwy at one point them jump back on trail. A few views are incredible. Mostly dirt trail and rock. Overall it was a beautiful hike, and the 12 mile loop was a great workout. -Salena Willner

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