Cooper Mountain Nature Park, Beaverton

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Cooper Mountain Nature Park is a nature park in the Portland metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Oregon. Opened in 2009, the park is owned and operated by Metro, the regional government in the Oregon portion of the metro area. The park is named after Cooper Mountain, the primary geological feature in the area near Beaverton. Maintained by the regional Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, the natural area has of hiking trails. It is one of THPRD's two nature parks, along with the Tualatin Hills Nature Park.
Portland area voters approved a bond measure in 1995 that provided funding for the purchase of greenspaces by Metro. Metro covers most of Washington, Clackamas, and Multnomah counties in the northwest part of Oregon. Metro began buying land on Cooper Mountain near Aloha and Beaverton in 1997, and spent $6.58 million in total on land. Voters approved an additional bond in 2006, and Metro spent almost $2 million from that bond on facilities at Cooper Mountain. Metro also received a $500,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation and a $40,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for development of the park. To prepare the area for the park and help restore the native habitat, the area was burned in 2008. Cooper Mountain Nature Park opened on June 27, 2009. Through 2009, volunteers and Metro planted approximately 100,000 shrubs and trees at the park.
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  • Just a short drive from bustling Beaverton, this is a place of tranquility - challenging hikes up and down the mountain, but with wide paths so that you and your partner can talk as you take in the pr...  more »
  • We love the trail at this park. The views of our favorite valley and hills are amazing. Not the best for a stroller though. Better for adults and older children.  more »
  • Pretty views while you get in a great workout. There are many route options but they all basically go down a steep hillside and then back up. This is a very natural and peaceful park although it is very popular on sunny weekend days. Parking can overflow to along the main road during peak times. This is perfect for going for a hike, then sitting and enjoying the views while eating lunch with the family.
  • Great family hiking. Trails are wide enough for to people to walk side by side, and mostly packed gravel, so not too muddy. Did not see many dangerous cliffs or dropoffs, though still a good idea to keep a close eye on the really little kids.

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