Trails at Jackson Bottom Wetlands
Seasonal flooding has arrived! The north end gate has been closed until spring. During winter months most trails experience flooding – it is advisable to call for trail conditions prior to arriving (503-681-6206). When trails are open, they are only accessible from the main entrance at the Nature Center. Learn more about seasonal flooding and trail conditions.
2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve and Education Center are located off of SW Hillsboro Highway. The Preserve trails begin at the parking lot and branch into several different paths that explore the wetlands, and return to the main entrance. There is a seasonal trailhead at the north viewing area to access the trail system.
Hours and Admission
- Trails are open dawn to dusk, seven days a week.
- No dogs or bicycles, please.
- The Education Center is open 10 am to 4 pm, seven days a week.
- Groups of 10 or more, or others seeking accommodation, please call 503-681-6206 to schedule your visit or inquire about trail conditions.
Admission is free and open to the public; there is a suggested donation of $2 for ages 10+.
Plan Your Visit
- Park Rules
- Park Reservation Application & Fees
- Rental Calendar
- Flooding & Trail Conditions Information
Wetlands Education Center
Metro Awards $335,000 Grant
Metro awarded the City of Hillsboro a $335,000 Nature in Neighborhoods capital grant for the restoration of 270-acres of degraded habitat at the north of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve.
Located minutes south of downtown Hillsboro, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve’s 635 acres are a quiet sanctuary for both people and wildlife. Over 211 species of birds are sighted annually at Jackson Bottom, including Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, and thousands of Tundra Swans and Northern Pintails, making Jackson Bottom a haven for bird watchers. The Preserve is home to deer, otters, beavers, and thousands of other species.
Providing interpretive education on wetlands and wildlife, panoramic views, natural resource management, trails and recreation, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a treasure for the entire region.
|Engel, Steve||Nature Program Supervisor||Parks & Recreation||503-681-6283|
|Howard, Susan||Administrative Support Specialist||Parks & Recreation||503-681-6206|
|Kearns, Diane||Environmental Education Program Supervisor||Parks & Recreation||503-681-6278|
|Peterson, Heather||Community Garden Program Coordinator||Parks & Recreation||503-681-5374|
|Prince, Lori||Outdoor Recreation Manager||Parks & Recreation||503-681-6424|
|Trunk, Laura||Restoration Biologist||Parks & Recreation||503-681-5373|