Monday, April 30, 2007

Hoyt Aboretum

Magnolia trees
Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.
Recently we went on a lovely hike in Hoyt Arboretum. I enjoy hiking there year round. It is close in town, next to the zoo. The trails are well marked. All the trees have signs telling you what they are. I wish I had taken notes on the different types of Magnolias. I was having so much fun taking pictures of the magnolias in bloom that I forgot to write down their names. Available is a map of trees that bloom in the spring, it shows where the magnolias are located. The visitor center has two bathrooms, a drinking fountain and dog watering dish. Leashed dogs are allowed. When the visitor center is open the friendly volunteers will tell you all about the park. Also there are books and maps for sale. Hike a long or short hike. The trails connect to the wildwood trail. The wildwood trail is 30 miles long and apart of the 40 mile loop trail. You can’t get very lost. At the trail crossings there are signs telling you where you are. If you get too turned around, walk downhill and find the nearest tri-met stop. Let tri-met get you back to where you started. There is a nice large picnic shelter in the park that is available to rent. We have had many family picnics there, including our wedding. 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR 97221 (503) 865-8733 ;

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