Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum, Washington Park , OR

Outdoor Project is a member-based community that comes with many benefits. Get started today for FREE.

About Outdoor Project MembershipLog In

Additional Member Features:

Sign Up For Free

Become an Outdoor Project Pro Member to get the features and resources you need to find your next adventure.

About Outdoor Project MembershipLog In

Pro Member Features:

Become An

Pro Member

Published in collaboration with:






Adventure Print-outs
+ Maps

In order to maintain hi-quality printing, PDF file sizes are relatively large (roughly 10-20MB).

Depending on your internet connection, downloading may take several minutes.

Please be patient while your PDF downloads.

Historical LandmarksWildflowersViewpointADA/Wheelchair Accessible
Portland Metro Area
Points of Interest:
Viewpoint, Wildflowers
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Dogs allowed: 
Road condition: 
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
General Day Use Fee ($5.00)
Next Slide
Next Slide
Shane Kucera | 09.19.13
Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center.

Trip Report

Extensive trail access. Viewpoints. Wildflowers.

The Washington Park's Hoyt Arboretum was founded in 1928 with a mission to conserve endangered species and educate the community. This ridge-top arboretum includes 187 acres and 12 miles of hiking trails. Along the trails (two of which are suitable for wheelchairs) you will find a plant collection containing 10,000 individual trees and shrubs representing approximately 1,000 species from around the world.  Although Hoyt Arboretum is relatively young, it possesses the largest group of distinct species of any arboretum in the U.S.

In addition to the expansive hiking trails, the arboretum has a visitor center, an indoor classroom with seating for 40 people, a large picnic shelter, and a meadow. Since the 1970s, volunteers have provided tours that begin at the visitor center. Park hours are 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and the visitor center parking lot and access roads close at 10:00 p.m.

Taking Care of Hoyt Arboretum

OPB Oregon Field Guide | 02.28.13
The Tuesday Crew

Nearby Lodging

Nearby Camping

View More

Other Nearby Adventures

View More

Comments + Trip Reports

Sponsored Contributor

I wish all trees and shrubs came with signs identifying them like they do here. I love the Hoyt Arboretum because there is such a wide variety of plants to see and learn about on the many different trails.

View More

Add a Comment / Trip Report

Log In or Sign Up to submit a comment / trip report.

Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Field Guide is OPB's long-running local weekly TV series. The program covers natural resources, ecological issues, outdoor recreation and travel destinations across the Northwest region. This award-winning show is one of the most-watched local productions in the public broadcasting system.

Oregon Field Guide also extends the work it does in the field for the television series across radio and the Web, providing a greater degree of coverage.

Oregon Field Guide airs Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. In the Mountain Time zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, and at 7:30 p.m. Sundays.

More from Oregon Field Guide:

Adventure Contributor