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Hoyt Arboretum

4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221
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Ranked #12 of 308 attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Description: A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Since it was over 90 degrees and sunny, we probably only hiked around for a little over an hour, but enjoyed it. The trees were beautiful and did get a decent view of Mount Hood from one of the overlooks. Even though there are trail signs, having a map is nice too. We got ours from an information booth close... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I felt like I was far from the city, possibly in a rainforest. This place is beautiful. We combined it with our walk in Forest Park and had a lovely morning.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm not an outdoorsy person, but hiking the arboretum was worth the effort! Beautiful views and nice, easy paths. Every area looks like you're in a different park. We even saw an eagle's nest! Kids could handle the paths easily, which is something I usually look for in an attraction, though I was there for an educators' conference at the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Loved visiting to get in some shorter easy hikes - would definitely recommend the sequoia and redwoods areas. Lots of families out on weekends, but it was best hiking during mid-day for the quiet. Always parked along the street so it was free, and definitely worth the short drive from downtown.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You could easily spend an entire day here walking around the trails. Each trail is labeled after the types of trees/plants that you will see on that trail. The one thing I would suggest is updating the trail signage since there are certain areas where we could have easily got lost if it weren't for our cell phone's GPS maps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hoyt Arboretum is part of Washington park and an easy walk from the zoo, thru hiking trails. There are many loop trails amongst the various types of plants and trees, a Conifer, Oak, Sequoia, Gingko, Bamboo and Dogwood loop, a Holly loop. It even has a thought extinct prehistoric era Dawn redwood group. Very uncrowded, great for the botany minded,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I walk here with my dog once a week. Each time we visit there is something new to see. The trees are really beautiful and interesting. The trails are pretty easy and I usually finish a loop in a 1/2 hour. They are charging for parking in the lots but I usually find a place to park for free.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are many trails in Hoyt Arboretum. We last took the one-hour loop on the Redwood trail. The quiet majesty of the towering trees is humbling. Portland is fortunate to have this urban wilderness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am so fortunate to live here and have access to this lovely place. Tons go hiking trails and right next to (or part of) washington park. Take a picnic and make a day of it.

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Loveland, Colorado
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed walking around the arboretum and Vietnam memorial while waiting for the World Forestry Center to open. The paths are well tended but poorly marked, so be careful not to get farther into the woods than you intend! The arboretum is beautiful and has an excellent representation of plant life. A great activity in conjunction with... More

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