Overlooking the Tualatin River Valley, Cooper Mountain Nature Park sits on the southern edge of Beaverton, shouldered by dense urban development to the north and open agricultural lands to the south. The 231-acre park offers 3 1/2 miles of gravel trails traversing the park's rare habitats and natural features.
The trails pass through each of Cooper Mountain’s distinct habitats – from forest to prairie to oak woodlands. From these trails, visitors are rewarded with grand views of the Chehalem Mountains and Tualatin Valley, close-up looks at Oregon white oaks and wildflowers, and – if you are quiet and lucky – glimpses of rare animal species like the Northern red-legged frog and Western gray squirrel. . Operated through a partnership between Metro and the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, it’s a great place for a bird walk!
For further info, visit Metro’s web page about Cooper Mountain.