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Cooper Mountain Nature Park

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • Nature house.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Restrooms.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Gravel path.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Typical trail directions.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Prairie at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • One of two bridges.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Oak prairie in Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Small stream cut.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • This area is a pond in winter and spring.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • One of two bridges.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • One of several horns throughout the park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Little Prairie viewpoint over Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Little Prairie path.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Sculpture on the path.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Cooper Mountain Nature Park.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
  • Playground at the parking lot.- Cooper Mountain Nature Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Oak prairie. Wildflowers.
Cons: 
Lots of people. Mostly hillside.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Opening recently in 2009, Cooper Mountain Nature Park boasts 231 acres of diverse landscape and 3.5 miles of gravel hiking trails. With a playground and easy access to hillside trails, Cooper Mountain attracts both young and old alike. Along the path you will find a diverse landscape of oak prairies, wetlands, ponds, and forested landscapes. Nestled within the Beaverton metro area with urban developments to the north, Cooper Mountain is a common escape from the urban life.

The Nature House holds educational programs and houses the restrooms, a water fountain, and is powered by solar panels. Birds that can be seen at the park include the bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl. Other animal species in the park include the northern red-legged frog, western gray squirrel, and northern alligator lizard. Many species are described in informational signs throughout the park. Many wildflower species are described throughout the park and can likely be seen in the spring.

Note that there is poison oak present, so the park asks that you stay on trail.

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