Directions: There are multiple parking areas for Mt. Talbert, we chose the main Mather Road Trailhead. To get to this trailhead take I-205 to the Sunnyside Road exit, go East on Sunnyside Road and take a right on 97th. 97th turns into Mather Road and the trailhead is on the right.
From the trailhead the trail immediately starts uphill with two long switchbacks that take you to an intersection. Go left and get on the Park Loop Trail. You will stay on this trail and loop all the way around the mountain and end up right back at this junction where you head back down to your car.
The trail is well maintained and very well marked. There are multiple junctions on this hike but they all have little posts with maps and trail markers. There aren’t any great views or anything special about this hike. It’s just a nice little hike with Doug Fir, Trillium and lots of Sword Fern.
Distance: 3 miles (easy)
Elevation: 460 feet (easy)
Pet Friendly: No, dogs are not allowed.
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: None