05/17/2021 (Updated: 07/27/2023) | Happy Valley, Parks

Mount Talbert Nature Park

The largest undeveloped butte in Clackamas County, Mount Talbert Nature Park houses a group of extinct volcanoes and lava domes and provides a home for important wildlife as well as gorgeous views. Being right next to an urban area its ideal for city lovers who still enjoy some fresh air to easily escape to. Or, for those short on time, its a super quick commute from work, to play, to home. With four miles of trails throughout the forest its offers something for everyone. 

This volcanic butte has been shaped for millions of years by fountains of lava and is the largest in a string of extinct volcanoes and lava domes along the east side of our region.

While there, you can see a diverse array of birds, including pileated and hairy woodpeckers, western tanagers and white-breasted nuthatches. Speaking of animals, no dogs or other pets are allowed, so be aware of that when planning your outing. 

Explore this area if you like:

  • Shaded hikes
  • Trail running 
  • Bird-watching
  • Hiking close to town
  • Interpretive kiosks
  • Geocaching
Getting There

Address: Mount Talbert Nature Park, 10945 SE Mather Road, Clackamas

View directions on Google Maps.

Mt. Hood Territory Trails Guide

Want even more hiking trail ideas in each region? Check out the Mt. Hood Territory Trails Guide. This downloadable pdf is filled with 12 lesser known trails that range from family-friendly nature walks in city parks to longer, more difficult hikes in Mt. Hood National Forest for those seeking a challenge.

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