For a pleasant hike that's not too far from downtown Beaverton, check out the Jenkins Estate! Spanning over 2 miles, a network of trails meanders throughout this 68-acre property, allowing visitors to go on self-guided tours of the revitalized country estate. The best part is, you can stroll the grounds with your pup in tow!
Situated on the northwest slope of Cooper Mountain, the Jenkins Estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is frequently used for weddings and other events. Explore the site's collection of early 20th-century buildings and gardens by following the trails, most of which are not paved. From the main entrance, the first garden that you and Fido will come across is a 1.6-acre rhododendron garden. If you're a fan of herbs, be sure to stop by the herb garden, which contains lavender, rosemary, and lamb ears, among others. Further exploration of the property will reveal wildflower meadows, perennial borders, and water features.
Enjoy puptastic views of the Tualatin Valley as you and your pooch amble around the grounds, which also includes a cut flower garden, rockery, learning garden, and greenhouse. If you're looking for a more secluded trek, head to the adjacent natural area, where many wooded pathways are waiting to be explored. Curious pups will certainly have a snifftastic time checking out all the unfamiliar scents here!
The Jenkins Estate Trails connect with one another, so you can combine loops and customize your route however you like. Whether you spend an hour or an entire day on the property, always keep your doggo on a leash and clean up after them. Don't forget to bring clean-up bags and lots of water for your furry friend.
Discover the beautiful English gardens of the Jenkins Estate with Fido when you go on the Jenkins Estate Trails!
Some of the non-paved trails intersect with roads, so be aware when crossing.