There are 12 miles of trails to explore at Hoyt Arboretum! Pick up a trail map (available in English and Spanish) at the Visitor Center, or click here to download a digital version to your personal device before you arrive.

Trails are a combination of paved, packed dirt, and gravel, and some routes include stairs, steep grades, and exposed roots. For more information about paved trail options at Hoyt Arboretum, click here.

For more information about Visitor Center hours, parking, public transit, the Free Washington Park Shuttle, and other amenities, see our Plan Your Visit page.

Questions? Call us at 503.865.8733

Recommended Loops (marked on our trail map)

30-Minute Loop – Fir Trail (0.5 miles)

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Beginning near the Stevens Pavilion across the street from the Visitor Center, this easy stroll is fairly level. Start by skirting along a dark spruce forest before heading into the Red Pine Collection, passing through dense hedges of salal and stands of fir before ending back at the Pavilion.

1-Hour Loop – Spruce/Wildwood/Redwood Trails (0.9 miles)

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This deep forest trek begins at the Pavilion across the street from the Visitor Center. The route passes through spruce trees from around the world and meanders by the Wedding Meadow. From there, you dip into towering redwoods, stopping at the Redwood Deck for a view before you continue to the trail below.

2-Hour Loop – Overlook/ Wildwood/Hawthorn/Maple/Wildwood/Holly Trails (1.25 miles)

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This route offers a little of everything: deciduous trees and conifers, open meadows, and varying elevations. It’s a great tour to explore the southeast quadrant of the Arboretum, and a side trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is well worth it.



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