Welcome to Hopkins Demonstration Forest

We are a 140-Acre Privately owned forest open to the public for self guided exploration, tours, workshops, and education programs.

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Forestry Education

We are a 140-Acre Privately owned forest open to the public for self guided exploration, tours, workshops, and education programs
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Explore the Forest

Over five miles of trails and roads crisscross the woodland, connecting visitors with a variety of habitats and forest demonstrations.
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Get Involved with Community Forest Days

Volunteers help with tree planting and pruning; reducing fire hazards and reducing invasive weeds; repairing trails and maintaining facilities - projects vary with the season.

Forestry Education

We are a 140-Acre Privately owned forest open to the public for self guided exploration, tours, workshops, and education programs.

Explore the Forest

Over five miles of trails and roads crisscross the woodland, connecting visitors with a variety of habitats and forest demonstrations.

Get Involved with Community Forest Days

Volunteers help with tree planting and pruning; reducing fire hazards and reducing invasive weeds; repairing trails and maintaining facilities – projects vary with the season.

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

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Education

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
  • Workshops
  • Science Based Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Sustainable Forestry Tours

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Everett Hall at Hopkins Demonstration Forest | green trim on a log building with glass double doors and a covered entry

Venue

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
  • Brochure
  • Photo Gallery

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Molalla Log House roof partway complete for the restoration project at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

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.

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What’s New at Hopkins?

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Vision Statement

We operate multiple demonstration forests as accessible examples of sustainable forestry.

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Mission Statement

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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Brochure

Read or print our membership brochure.

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