Just 34 miles west of Portland, you’ve got the best backyard imaginable. Campers, hikers, cyclists, and equestrians can spend their days exploring and adventuring across 1,800 acres of rolling hills, forest glades, gleaming streams, and wildflowers, all crisscrossed with over 25 miles of trails. Trek in deep canyons or picnic in the shade. Follow a woodland trail into the far reaches of the park; let your curiosity take you out to play. Once you’ve reminded yourself just how good it feels to stretch in the sun and watch things grow, choose a quiet campsite or cozy cabin and relax under the stars.
Stub Stewart is close enough for a perfect day trip. Enjoy a family gathering before magnificent views of the Coast Range at Hilltop Day-use Area, or embark on a journey from either of two trailheads – Hilltop or Clayhill to the north, with its horse staging area – and spend a few wide-eyed hours discovering the forest. The multi-use trails, plus 6 miles of cross-country and free-ride mountain bike trails, range from easy and forgiving to robust and challenging, all with ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and immersion in the scenery.
An 18-hole disc golf course winds its way through the trees just east of Hilltop, and a 3-hole course is near the amphitheater. Buy discs at the Stub Stewart Welcome Center, where hiking sticks, bike helmets, water bottles and more are for sale. Stop by the Discovery Depot, where information awaits on the area's flora, fauna, and park history.
Opened in 2007, and named for OPRD’s number one supporter, Loren LaSells “Stub” Stewart, who served nearly 40 years on the State Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission. Hares Canyon Horse Camp is named for Joseph Coulson Hare, a long-time Washington County resident who served as a mayor of Hillsboro and operated a successful lumber business. The campgrounds were the first built by OPRD since Cape Blanco State Park’s campground opened in 1972. The park lands were acquired through exchanges with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington County, the Oregon Military Department, the Division of State Lands, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Longview Fibre Company, and a private land owner.
Acreage: 1672.77 • Annual overnight attendance: 51,935 • Annual day use attendance: 72,196
Map of Stub Stewart State Park including all trails with difficulty ratings, the Disc Golf area, and the Mountain Biking Area
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Honoring one Legacy by Developing Another
Dairy Creek Camp West (year-round)
Dairy Creek Camp East (March 1–Oct. 31)
Hares Canyon Horse Camp (March 1–Oct. 31)
Brooke Creek Hike-in Camp (year-round)
Mountain Dale Cabin Village (year-round)
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OPRD has special camping programs for active duty military personnel and service-related disabled veterans and foster and adoptive families.