Hoyt Arboretum

Portland, Oregon

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Located in Portland’s Washington Park, the Hoyt Arboretum is home to more than 2,000 species of trees and plants from all over the world. Far more than just a simple walk through a living museum of trees, there are 12 miles of hiking trails spread out over 189 acres. The paths wind through groups of trees including larch, spruce, oak, and even sequoia. There is no charge to visit the arboretum, which features a visitor center staffed with highly knowledgeable volunteers. There is a research library, as well as an assortment of free maps and brochures. The arboretum is gorgeous. It’s also a labyrinth. To be honest, the odds of getting through a hike in this place for the first time without making a quizzical look at a trail junction are slim, even with a map. But the signage is excellent. and it would be difficult to become truly lost. Worst case scenario is that you accidentally add an extra mile or two to your outing.
Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon

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Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon

by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

Located in Portland’s Washington Park, the Hoyt Arboretum is home to more than 2,000 species of trees and plants from all over the world. Far more than just a simple walk through a living museum of trees, there are 12 miles of hiking trails spread out over 189 acres. The paths wind through groups of trees including larch, spruce, oak, and even sequoia.

There is no charge to visit the arboretum, which features a visitor center staffed with highly knowledgeable volunteers. There is a research library, as well as an assortment of free maps and brochures. The arboretum is gorgeous. It’s also a labyrinth. To be honest, the odds of getting through a hike in this place for the first time without making a quizzical look at a trail junction are slim, even with a map. But the signage is excellent. and it would be difficult to become truly lost. Worst case scenario is that you accidentally add an extra mile or two to your outing.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 3.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: City of Portland, Parks & Recreation, (503) 823-6007; portlandoregon.gov/parks/
Local Maps: Oregon Road & Recreation Atlas: Page 106 D4
Driving Directions: Directions to Hoyt Arboretum

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