Hoyt Arboretum
Hoyt Arboretum
4.5
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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A popular destination for nature lovers, this arboretum contains many different species of trees.
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Jeremy C
Atlanta, GA869 contributions
Aug 2023
Another of the great places to visit within Washington Park with a large number of well-marked trails of varying difficulty. Highly recommended. Given the cost of the parking within Washington Park, I suggest either taking mass transit or parking outside of the park and walking inside.
Written August 17, 2023
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PegCl
180 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Short & easy walk on mostly gravel and paved paths. Some steps if you choose. Two main loops that cover different landscape. Fir and maple trees.
***The map is very detailed - knowing this will help you navigate.

The map makes it look longer than it is. The "2 mile" maple-Acer loop actually took about an hour & that includes stops to read placards. The "1 mile" loop took 1/2 hour through different cedar/fir trees. This shortee walk was quite lovely. There's a cedar overloook to enjoy.
Written February 24, 2020
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shnpan
Birmingham, AL1,011 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited in January so the flowers weren't blooming but it is still a beautiful area. We did a short hike and drove around to see other areas. The hiking trails need better signage as the map was hard to follow.
Written February 7, 2020
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TravelingTulls
Boston, MA149 contributions
Aug 2021
We spent a day in Washington Park on our first visit to Portland. We expected to enjoy a walk around the arboretum, but were overwhelmed by the beauty and scope of the park. The arboretum is organized around tree and floral species. After a brief chat with a very helpful docent, we chose to walk the Redwood and Wildwood trails - about a 90 minute walk. The trails were very well maintained with information on species posted. We were impressed by the park as well as the friendliness of the many guides we met along our walk.

The trails we walked were moderately difficult. Not for strollers, or those with mobility issues. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.
Written September 3, 2021
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,470 contributions
May 2022
A beautiful place to walk and easy to spend a whole day here. There are so many trails to explore, no matter what time of year it is there is going to be something in bloom on at least a couple of trails. We spent almost a whole day here in two different sections of the park, the other part of the day was spent in the rose garden. I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon! The flowers and green plants were so incredibly lush and we got to see several species of birds we don't see at home. The park also has endangered species of plants that most people never get to see at all. My one word of advice would be to be prepared to download the parking app for Portland if you don't already have it, it makes it super easy to find a spot anywhere in the park and just pay and walk away, you can also set a timer on your phone and pay to extend your parking without going to the meter.
Written August 15, 2022
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VECK Family Adventures
Bayamon, Puerto Rico72 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Who would had imagine to have a tree museum, with living trees? Well, the answer is simple… Hoyt Arboretum. This best part of all of it, is that it’s free. Great for hiking, picnics, sight seeing, and relaxing. You have the opportunity to learn about a lot of trees, not only from the northwest area of the country, but from other countries as well. My family and I lover this place.
Written June 16, 2022
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Joseph P
San Jose, CA403 contributions
Jun 2021
We were very early for our Japanese Garden entry and took the shuttle to this arboretum. Rhododendrons & dogwoods in bloom. Some Magnolias too. The winding paths and views remind me of English gardens. Anticipation at almost every turn.
Written June 17, 2021
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DN2021
Huntsville, AL61 contributions
Jul 2020
We had a couple hours and were in the area so decided to look around Hoyt Arboretum. There are many trails of all lengths in the park. We walked a few that meandered through some redwood, spruce and fir trees. It was interesting and worth the visit.
Written July 29, 2020
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John H
Waxahachie, TX969 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
I usually don't visit the local arboretum, but the allure of this arboretum with an estimated 10,000 trees & shrubs along with over 1100 species from around the world is not a site to miss! It is like walking through an imagined forest of talking vegetation from a Tolkien story of middle earth. This site also includes the famous Weeping Sequoia, a beautiful almost human-like tree of the great Redwood species. This is a 19 mile trek through a well-groomed, but in places somewhat arduous terrain, some of which is wheel-chair accessible. Using a cane, a partially disabled person (such as myself) can do much of the trek with breaks along the many naturally shaded areas throughout the trail. Absolutely another world, & even more impressive since it is only part of the larger Washington Park hillside of nature attractions! Well supervised by park service personnel, & so if you have a problem, help is never far away.
Written July 4, 2016
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chins01
Brooklyn, NY231 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
After going to the Rose Test Garden I continued walking to the Hoyt Arboretum. The trails were well marked and quite easy to navigate. I hadn't planned on hiking and was wearing sandals but had no problem navigating the trails as they were relatively flat and easy. There wasn't anything in bloom or any amazing views so this just ended up being a nice walk in a forested area. It's great to be able to do this within city limits but definitely wasn't a must-see while in Portland.
Written May 30, 2019
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