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Hoyt Arboretum

4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221
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Ranked #10 of 309 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Description: A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Cycle, walk and enjoy a great wonder. Wonderful way of spending time in nature enjoying the landscape and environment. Stand next to giant redwoods to fully appreciate nature around us.

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Portland, Oregon
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoy a walk in the woods and get to know our plants. Cool shade and beautiful trails to enjoy. Fun for families and great place to learn your plants as they are labeled with the names.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love arboretums and botanical gardens, but this place is almost too big! The steep hillside makes for arduous hikes on a hot summer day. Pick a section or two, follow a trail map. Many trees are labelled and trails are well signposted. Wish they had more tours than once a month. Note that the free shuttle bus #83 stops... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a little difficult to discern when you've entered the arboretum from bordering wooded areas but this is a unique hike you won't get anywhere else. The views are simply amazing. It's an unforgettable experience.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
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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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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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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