Slip into Mount Talbert Nature Park to explore the four-mile trail network, check out the views and enjoy a picnic. Keep your eye out for deer, Western gray squirrels, pileated and hairy woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches and Western tanagers. Mount Talbert is the largest in a string of extinct volcanoes and lava domes that stretch across the east side of the region.
See and do
- Hike the trails; some are steep.
- Picnic at the Mather Road trailhead, with its .5-mile paved trail and interpretive display near a small native prairie.
- Watch for native and migrating wildlife.
Know when you go
- Find restrooms, picnic tables and an accessible trail at the main, Mather Road entrance.
- Much of the park is wheelchair accessible, including the parking area, restrooms, picnic shelter and paved trails.
- Other hiking trails are single track and range in steepness.
- The park opens half an hour before sunrise and closes one hour after sunset.
- Bikes are not allowed in the park.
- Dogs are not allowed, because they can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
- Hunting is not allowed.
- North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District provides day-to-day management.
Another entrance with parking is south of Southeast Sunnyside Road, at 117th Avenue.