Mount Talbert Nature Park
Daily, half an hour before sunrise until half an hour after sunset
How to get there
From Southeast Sunnybrook Boulevard turn south on 97th Avenue and follow until it becomes Mather Road; you’ll find the park entrance on the left. As with other Metro parks designated as natural habitats, no pets are allowed and you need to stay on the trails.
- Very pretty forested trails, excellent signage, a restroom at the main trailhead.
- Underutilized, therefore quiet. The canopy keeps it cool on hot days.
- Interconnected loops allow you to mix it up a little.
- In much the same way as Forest Park, the gain in elevation is sadly not rewarded with a magnificent view. Just more trees.
In the area
We all have to shop occasionally; a walk here fits in well with a trip to Clackamas Town Center. There’s also a couple of nice mini-golf courses at Eagle Landing.
10695 SE Mather Road, Clackamas, OR 97015 [Google map]