Temporary spring closures
Due to a road construction project on Southeast 145th and 147th avenues in Happy Valley, Scouters Mountain Nature Park will be closed from April 21 to 29, May 21 to June 2, and June 4 to 5. Health and safety remain Metro's top priorities, and staff will continue to patrol Scouters Mountain during the closures. Because the construction depends on weather, Metro is unable to accept reservations or hold events at Scouters Mountain until after June 5.
Climb the steep, fir-lined road to the parking lot atop this extinct lava dome. From there, you can walk a loop trail or enjoy lunch under a handsome picnic shelter.
If you ever visited the Boy Scouts lodge that used to stand here, you might recognize salvaged pieces. Although the land is now a public park, its spirit of adventure remains.
Scouters Mountain Nature Park was protected and opened through a partnership among Metro, the City of Happy Valley and the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District.
See and do
- Eat a picnic in the shelter.
- Enjoy views of the surrounding valley and, in the distance, Mount Hood.
- Walk through a forest with trees more than a century old, including some that have grown here for 220 years. The trail through the forest is about a mile long. A quarter-mile loop at the top of the hill is wheelchair accessible.
- Explore throughout the year for different highlights: trillium and wood violets in the spring, dazzling views during summer, mushrooms in the fall, Pacific wren calls when winter arrives.
- Share your time and make a difference at Metro parks by volunteering.
Know when you go