Hoyt Arboretum is located within Washington park, near the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. The arboretum houses a collection of thousands of trees and shrubs of different species from all over the world. Hoyt Arboretum was founded in 1928, and it's located atop a ridge in the west hills, includes trails for hiking, a visitor center, picnic areas, and much more. The arboretum is easily accessible from downtown Portland.
Things to Do
- Explore the beauty and serenity of the place on the 12 miles of hiking trails. Families will enjoy exploring the natural museum that houses thousands of plant species, with spectacular plants and trees to explore and learn about. Most of the tree species are labeled.
- Guided tours to the Arboretum are a unique learning experience, open from April through October, on which the tour guide will take you to a 90-minute journey through the Arboretum. Expect to see many rare and endangered trees and plant species collected from around the world. The trails offer something special in all seasons of the year.
- The visitor center houses a research library, trails maps, children's activity maps and a gift shop. Children can become tree buddies in meet the trees activity.
- Several day camps and educational programs for children are hosted in the Arboretum.
- Families can have some snacks at the picnic area.
Hoyt Arboretum Insider Tips
- Members can take tours for free.
- Off leash or free-ranging dogs are not allowed.
- Make a donation and support the Arboretum.