Explore the Forest
Get Involved with Community Forest Days
140-Acres of Forest
We welcome guests during daylight hours, seven days a week throughout the year. trail maps are available at the information kiosk near our main parking area.
Five miles of trails crisscross our woodland, connecting you with a variety of habitats and forestry demonstrations. Enjoy a peaceful walk on our Watershed Trail to see how we manage the riparian area to protect water quality in Little Buckner Creek. Families and groups enjoy the Cedar Grove Picnic Shelter, while Scouts and schools like to meet in our amphitheater. There’s something for everyone and something different in every season at Hopkins Demonstration Forest where learning and growing go hand in hand.
What To Do At Hopkins
Arrange your next school visit or field trip for your group and learn more about Oregon’s forests, water and wildlife!
Contact our forest educator, Peter Matzka at (503) 632-2150 to schedule a school tour or field trip at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest.
- School tours
- Field Trips
- Science Based Videos
- Photo Gallery
- Sustainable Forestry Tours
Book your next event at beautiful Everett Hall located at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest
Completed in 2012, Everett Hall is a state-of-the-art classroom and meeting facility designed to complement the educational programs offered at Hopkins.
- Rental Rates
- Wedding/Reception Rates
- Photo Gallery
Molalla Log House
Even in a tumultuous year when Covid-19 has restricted working together and wildfires have threatened to destroy much of our forests, work on the Molalla Log House has continued with the completion of the second story loft and the addition of a shingle roof.
Final restoration work on the log house is hoped to be completed in the late spring, early summer of 2021. Look for more information in the future as work on the log house is completed and the log house is opened to the public.
What’s New at Hopkins?
Forests Forever, Inc. just launched on May 2, 2022 the public fundraising for a new Outreach Center at Hopkins. Help us raise the Center this year. All contributions welcome!
150 high school students from around the state recently gathered for two days at Hopkins to showcase their knowledge and skills as part of the Future Forestry and Natural Resource Leaders program in Oregon.
Hopkins volunteers and students are milling our own western red cedar logs into siding for the new Outreach Center.
Forests Forever Inc has received a grant of $53,405 to help improve the trail system at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest.
The Poppino Pavilion has now been completed and is ready for use. The pavilion was built in memory of John Poppino of Milwaukie, Oregon and Marvin Everett of Meridian, Idaho.
Even in a tumultuous year of Covid-19 and wildfires, we continue to work restoring part of Oregon’s history—most recently completing the second story loft and shingle roof.
Like most organizations, activities and education programs have had to adapt to restrictions due to COVID-19. We are open to visitors to hike the trails and enjoy the outdoors space.
We promote science-based experiential education, to enhance understanding of, and appreciation for the processes, complexities, cultural heritage and benefits of sustainable woodland management.
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