Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portland, OR that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a nice walk or mountain bike ride along a wetland full of birds with a return along the Willamette River. This is a great place to go bird watching. You will follow a path along the east side of a wetland area where you may see some Flycatchers or even ospreys that nest nearby. Once you get to the northern parking area you will turn around and then return via the beautiful Springwater bike trail.
This was our second time giving this trail a try, as last time we took a wrong turn, and ended up off the populated part of the trail, before we got too thick into the homeless camps, we decided to turn around and take the paved trail to Sellwood. I think trail markers, and/or a trail map would be a wonderful investment. This time around was nice, lots of Squirrels running about. We definitely want to give this a go one more time when the wetlands are a little more wet, hopefully after the leaf fall, we'll get to see more wildlife. Definitely worth the walk!
Nice trail, unfortunately one part was permanently closed.
This is a beautiful trail with a lot of wildlife. It is also good for bike riding at.
peaceful retreat, easily accessible, most people friendly towards well behaved off leashed dogs
Absolutely beautiful in the spring. Relatively low activity on week days.
This is close to home so I've been running here everyday. Through the refuse to the 40 mile loop (not sure what that part is called). It's awesome having places like this in the city. I LOVE PDX.
Amazing place right in the city. Great for a short afternoon hike. Perfect opportunity for bird and other wildlife watching.
Great little hike right off Milwaukie Ave. We heard many birds and lots of splashing. We couldn't tell if they were beaver, nutria or muskrats because we forgot our binoculars. The trail was muddy in a couple spots, so be sure to wear good shoes and bring your binoculars for up close and personal viewing of the wildlife.
This oasis right in the city is a great place to grab a quick trail run. It's scenic but easily accessible and offers a place for hikers, runners, and bikers alike.