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 stretches across the east side of the region.
See and do
- Hike the trails; some are steep.
- Picnic at the Mather Road trailhead, with a short gravel trail and interpretive display near a small native prairie.
- Watch for native and migrating wildlife.
- Share your time and make a difference at Metro parks by volunteering.
Know when you go
- Opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes after sunset.
- Find restrooms, picnic tables and an accessible trail at the main, Mather Road entrance.
- Parking area, restrooms, picnic shelter and a short gravel trail are wheelchair accessible.
- Other hiking trails are single track and range in steepness.
- For additional information about visitor amenities, including photos and videos, please read the Access Trails review of Mount Talbert. Access Trails is a project by Access Recreation to provide information about parks facilities to visitors of varying physical abilities.
- Bikes are not allowed in the park.
- Dogs and other pets are not allowed, because they can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife.
- Smoking and vaping are not allowed.
- Hunting is not allowed.
- Drones, model planes, model boats and other remote-controlled vehicles are not allowed.
- Geocaching is allowed with guidelines.
- During inclement weather, please check oregonmetro.gov/parks for information about any closures.
Another entrance with parking is south of Southeast Sunnyside Road, at 117th Avenue.