Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
Yes
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Lowami Hart Woods is located about 30 minutes from downtown Portland in the Beaverton area on the corner of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Hart Road. Lowami Heart Woods is accessible by a parking lot which is located off of Hart Road on the southeast corner of the park. There is another neighborhood entrance that passes between houses, which can be accessed from Southeast Barcelona Way. There is an additional entrance through Brookhaven Woods Natural Woods Area.

The entrance off of Southwest Hart Road offers visitors a few amenities such as picnic tables, a portable toilet, and an information board. There are four different trails to choose from throughout Lowami Woods; the Snowberry Trail and the Fir Loop Trail both leave from the Heart Road entrance. The Fir Loop Trail is exactly what it sounds like: a gorgeous tree-lined paved path that will take you in a loop with the option to turn onto the Snowberry Trail or to take you back to the parking lot off of Hart Road. A viewing deck is available halfway along the Fir Loop Trail, which gives you a wonderful view out onto the forest and the chance to see the local wildlife. The Snowberry Trail runs farther than the Fir Loop Trail and is accessible at the parking lot entrance. Stay on the Snowberry Trail to get to the third trail, which is the Wahoo Trail. Once at the Wahoo Trail you will have the option to turn right and be guided on the tree-lined path to a bridge that sits over the Johnson Creek. If you chose to turn left you go over another bridge that will lead you back to Hart Road. Following the Wahoo Trail right; not long after the bridge you will come to a crossroad once again. This time you will have the option to continue on in the direction of Brookhaven Woods Natural Area. If you decide to go up the wooden stairs on the left you will start on the fourth trail, know as Madrone Loop. Madrone Loop will loop you back to the Wahoo trail, where you will cross back over the bridge and then meet up with the Snowberry Trail. Follow the Snowberry Trail back to the parking lot at Hart Road. 

A fun fact about Lowami Harts Woods is that it was founded by the Camp Fire Girls of America. The original flag pole used by the Camp Fire Girls is still there today! Look for it on your way before the bridge over Johnson Creek on the Wahoo Trail.

There are many benches placed throughout the park and multiple signs along the trails offering suggestions for hikers to view wildlife or listen to the leaves, which is great for kids of all ages to enjoy (and the adults too). Take a moment to listen to all the sounds that Lowami Woods has to offer! This trail is about 1 mile in length, which makes it ideal for a nice walk with family, friends, and pets.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Paved walking path. Creek.

Cons

None.

Features

Family friendly
Picnic tables
Wildlife
Guided tours
Vault toilet
Native artifacts
Historically significant

Access

Vehicle

Location

Field Guide

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