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Hoyt Arboretum

4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221
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Ranked #14 of 312 Attractions in Portland
Type: Gardens
Description: A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous walk! Not being a botanist, I enjoyed the labeling of the trees. I've never seen such massive Douglas fir trees in my life. It was quiet, peaceful, and I felt safe. Highly recommended. It is easy to get to on the MAX rail.

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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A wonderful array of tree species labeled and signed throughout this delightful, free hiking trail(s). I'm not a fan of zoo's so I kept driving, winding down a series or roads. Pulling off and hitting the trail. I found dozens of exotic & indigenous tree species clearly labeled. It was an informative and pleasant hike. Offering shade and well worn... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Attended a wedding held in the arboretum. Very peaceful, with trees that must've been 300 ft. tall. A short drive from downtown Portland, no more than a 10 minute cab ride.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

They don't mark the trails very well. We thought we were following a loop and ended up crossing Burnside (eyie!), and then backtracking because I was 8 months pregnant and not able to go too much further.

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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83 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
52 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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