Distance: 4mi / 6.5km of trails
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 750ft / 230m
The largest undeveloped butte in Clackamas County, Mt. 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 amongst the forest its an easy trip.
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 here unfortunately, so be aware of that when planning your outing.
Explore this if you like:
Hiking close to town
Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home.