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Hoyt Arboretum, Portland

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Hoyt Arboretum is a public park in Portland, Oregon and is part of the complex of parks collectively known as Washington Park. The 189-acre (76 ha) arboretum is located atop a ridge in the Tualatin Mountains two miles (3.2 km) west of downtown Portland. Hoyt has 12 miles of hiking trails, two miles of accessibility paved trails, and is open free to the public all year. About 350,000 visitors per year visit the arboretum.
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  • Nice Park to hike, had multiple trails based on length of time, for ex: there is a 30 min trail, 1 hr trail and 2 hr trail, no admission fee, gorgeous trees, clean area, enjoyed it very much. 
    Nice Park to hike, had multiple trails based on length of time, for ex: there is a 30 min trail, 1 hr trail and 2 hr trail, no admission fee, gorgeous trees, clean area, enjoyed it very much.  more »
  • A beautiful place to walk and easy to spend a whole day here. There are so many trails to explore, no matter what time of year it is there is going to be something in bloom on at least a couple of... 
    A beautiful place to walk and easy to spend a whole day here. There are so many trails to explore, no matter what time of year it is there is going to be something in bloom on at least a couple of...  more »
  • Note that the arboretum is located within the larger Washington Park (as is the Portland Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, and a few other things). So when we visited, we had parked at the... 
    Note that the arboretum is located within the larger Washington Park (as is the Portland Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, and a few other things). So when we visited, we had parked at the...  more »
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  • Great place to walk in the woods so close to the city. You'll feel like you're out in the wilderness but on a easy to walk trail. Love how many trees are labelled so you know what you are looking at. The bamboo forest is pretty neat. Not that hard to access with transit using either the bus and the park shuttle, or just taking the MAX Red or Blue Line to the zoo station and walking down.
  • Beautiful natural oasis close to the city. Entry is free and you only pay for parking if visiting by car, which is $2 an hour or $8 max a day. We walked the redwood trail which takes about an hour and only went back to the car because it started to rain. Highly recommend this trail as the enormous trees are awe inspiring.
  • So many trails to choose from! A little muddy in spots, I would suggest wearing hiking boots. Only walked through a portion of the trails on the west side of the visitor center building. For some fun interesting sights, grab the kids adventure map in addition to the full map. We saw a tree hit by lightning 40 years ago. Also, Hank (a visitor guide with arboretum) is great with tips and directions!!!
  • Magnificent arboretum! Huge collection of trees, great volunteers, endless paths and trails. Pay for parking. Visitor center and store with bathrooms. Picnic areas and covered pavillion. Some paths are ADA accessible, many are not.
  • This place (Since 1928) proposed to conserve endangered species and educate the community, Hoyt Arboretum encompasses 190 ridge-top acres and 12 miles of hiking trails just minutes from downtown Portland. Home to 2,300 species of trees and shrubs from six continents, Hoyt Arboretum is a place to contemplate for a relaxing and serenity moment. You can join Washington park and see the Rose Garden and play tennis !

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