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Hoyt Arboretum

Washington Park

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Picnic area at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Trail markers at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Hoyt Arboretum's large picnic shelter across from the visitor center.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Hoyt Arboretum's large picnic shelter across from the visitor center.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Hoyt Arboretum along SW Fischer Lane.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi) at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Western sword ferns (Polystichum munitum) within Hoyt Arboretum- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Maple in Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Paper birch (Betula papyrifera) at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Paper birch (Betula papyrifera) at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and a grove of sequoias at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Along one of the many trails within Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Hiking trail markers.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Many trails are wheelchair accessible trail at Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Viewpoint signage.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • View north toward Mount St. Helens (8,365') and Mount Rainier (14,411') from the top of Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
  • Sunset view of Council Crest from the top of Hoyt Arboretum.- Hoyt Arboretum
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Pros: 
Extensive trail access. Viewpoints. Wildflowers.
Cons: 
Pay-to-park.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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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.

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